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Aaron Rodgers Named 2014 Bart Starr Award Winner

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Aaron Rodgers Named 2014 Bart Starr Award Winner

It might not be an MVP season for Aaron Rodgers, but he will end the season with an award.

The Packers have announced the Rodgers is the winner of this year's Bart Starr Award. The award is handed out annually to an NFL player who demonstrates, "outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community."

"The winner of the Bart Starr Award is voted on by NFL players and is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Bart Starr. The award honors the player who best exemplifies Starr’s commitment to family, teammates and the community. Past winners include Jason Witten, London Fletcher, Drew Brees, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Reggie White and Mike Singletary."

Rodgers charity work includes:

"...Raise Hope for Congo, speaking publicly about his desire to see an end to the conflict in that country. Rodgers is also an activist for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund, an organization working to cure childhood cancer and blood disorders. Together with Milwaukee attorney David Gruber, Rodgers created www.itsaaron.com to build awareness for organizations and people who are making a difference in their communities. Additionally, he has been involved with Young Life and the Make-A-Wish foundation, among many other projects."

Other nominees were Pittsburgh Safety Ryan Clark and Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen. Rodgers will receive the award on January 31st.

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