Shall we call him Will Shields part deux?
Kansas City Chiefs G Brian Waters has been nominated for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. This award is the only such honor that highlights a player's work around the community.
"What a humbling honor," Waters said of the award. "All of my accomplishments on the field would mean nothing if I couldn’t contribute to my community. For me, the gridiron serves a greater purpose."
Josh Looney of KCChiefs.comhas more on Waters' efforts:
In a short amount of time and with little fanfare, Waters has impacted tens of thousands of children and families. His heart and passion inspired him to establish The Brian Waters 54 Foundation. Created in 2004, the foundation’s mission is to give back and impact communities while making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. The work and focus of the foundation serves those in Waters hometown, Waxahachie, Texas and has expanded to include the Greater Kansas City area, Dallas and Sulphur Springs, TX.
No other team in the NFL has put forth as many Man of the Year winners as the Chiefs with LB Willie Lanier (1972), QB Len Dawson (1973), LB Derrick Thomas (1993) and G Will Shields (2003).
Three HOFers and one future. Not bad...
Big time congratulations to Brian Waters for this nomination.