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Brian Waters' Charitable Efforts Getting Some National Attention

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There's usually one time a year you hear folks talking about Brian Waters of the Kansas City Chiefs: The Pro Bowl.

He's been to four Pro Bowls, including two All-Pro selections, and can finally add Walter Payton Man of the Year to his trophy case.  Waters was a finalist just three years ago as well.

Waters was front and center at the Super Bowl as Roger Goodell brought him on stage, along with the other finalists, prior to the start of the game. Waters was tearing up as Goodell announced him as the Man of the Year winner.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated, a Man of the Year voter, reserved some space for Waters as well.

Loved the choice of Brian Waters, the Kansas City guard, as the NFL Man of the Year. As one of the voters in the process, I've liked Waters for some time, and I'm glad to see him get recognized. He's contributed 82 college scholarships to underprivileged students, and given thousands of backpacks with school supplies to kids in the Kansas City area.

And when Waters spoke, he deflected all the credit.

"I am so appreciative of my wife, family, the National Football League, the Kansas City Chiefs and my teammates for their supported, he said, "Most of all I am thankful to the many organizations and familiaes that partner with the 54 foundation. Their gneerosity and kindness have been a blessing to us."