Matt Birk Named Walter Payton Man Of The Year

Sunday February 5th, 2012

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, according to the NFL’s Twitter account.

[tweet align='center'] The award is given to honor a player for his volunteer and charity work. Birk started the H.I.K.E (hope, inspiration, knowledge and education) Foundation in 2002 that helps at-risk children with educational opportunities. A full press release on the award can be found here.

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