Arizona WR Fitzgerald earns humanitarian honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)
The award, presented by Pro Football Weekly and named for its founder, goes to the NFL player who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the community and to charitable organizations.
Fitzgerald works with the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, established in honor of his mother, who died of breast cancer. He also has traveled the world distributing hearing aids to the poor through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. He and Baltimore wide receiver Anquan Boldin are part of an effort to help Africans on self-improvement projects, including building facilities to preserve water to ease severe drought conditions.
Other finalists were Matt Birk of Baltimore, Thomas Davis of Carolina, Davin Joseph of Tampa Bay and Matt Schaub of Texas.