Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award
The Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award has been awarded by the National Football League Players Association continuously since 1967. The most recent winner, for the 2016 season, is Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers. The award honors work in the community as the NFL player who best served his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron "Whizzer" White, who was a Supreme Court justice, professional American football player, naval officer, and humanitarian. Past winners included Drew Brees, Warrick Dunn, Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Troy Vincent, and Ken Houston. Prior to his ascension to the Supreme Court, White had been All-Pro three times (1938, 1940, 1941) and the NFL Rushing champion twice (1938 and 1940).
The 2001 recipient, Michael McCrary, was the child in the Supreme Court case Runyon v. McCrary (1976) in which Justice White had participated nearly a quarter of a century before McCrary's award. White ironically dissented from the position taken by the lawyers for McCrary.
- Walter Camp Man of the Year
- Walter Camp Distinguished American Award
- Walter Camp Alumni of the Year
- Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
- National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award
- National Football Foundation Gold Medal Winners
- Theodore Roosevelt Award (NCAA)
- Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
- Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award
- "Anquan Boldin Named 2014 Byron Whizzer White Winner". National Football League Players Association. March 20, 2014. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
- "Drew Brees Wins 46th Annual Byron Whizzer White Award", NFLPlayers.com, January 21, 2012.