The NFL Players Association annually recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.

The Byron “Whizzer” White Award is the highest honor the NFLPA can bestow on a player. The NFLPA presents this prestigious annual award to the player who is just as dedicated off the field as he is on the field through community service in their team cities and hometowns.

The winner, who will receive $100,000 for his foundation or a charity of his choice, is announced at the NFLPA’s annual Super Bowl press conference. Players from each team are  told of the criteria and given the opportunity to nominate a teammate for the award during the NFLPA’s fall locker room visits.

The award was established by the professional football players of America to acknowledge a debt of gratitude to one of their own, Supreme Court Justice Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White—scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant. The honor has been presented by the NFLPA since 1967.


If you are a player who has been nominated by your teammates for this year’s Byron Whizzer White Award, congratulations!


 

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Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins Selected as 2017 Byron "Whizzer" White Award Winner

Posted 2/3/2017

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been named the recipient of the 2017 Byron “Whizzer” White Award. In recognition, the NFL Players Association will donate $100,000 to The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF).

Five Finalists Announced for 2017 Byron "Whizzer" White Award

Posted 1/27/2017

The NFL Players Association announces the top five finalists for this year's Byron "Whizzer" White Award

Panthers' Thomas Davis Selected As 2016 Byron "Whizzer" White Awardee

Posted 2/4/2016

The NFL Players Association announced today a donation of $100,000 to The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation (TTDDF) in honor of Panthers' Thomas Davis being named the 2016 Byron “Whizzer” White Award honoree.

2016 Byron "Whizzer" White Award Finalists Announced

Posted 2/1/2016

The NFL Players Association annually recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.