NFLPA picks Vikings LB Greenway for community service award

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been chosen as the winner of the Byron ''Whizzer'' White Award, given annually by the NFL Players Association for exceptional community service.

The award was presented Wednesday at the NFLPA's meetings in Maui. It came with a $100,000 donation to Greenway's Lead the Way foundation, which has raised $1.3 million since 2008 for ill and physically challenged children in the Twin Cities area.

The award was named after White, the late Supreme Court justice who played briefly in the NFL.

The other finalists were Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, New York Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, and Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

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