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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch a Finalist for the Annual “Whizzer” White Award

January 23rd, 2013 at 10:33 PM
By Mark Mihalko

It was announced that Pittsburgh Steelers veteran quarterback Charlie Batch is a finalist for the annual Byron "Whizzer" White Award. Batch will join four other finalists for the highest honor given to members of the NFL Players Association.

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This award, named for former Steeler (1938) and Supreme Court Justice, Byron “Whizzer” White, is given by the union to a player who is not only dedicated to his craft, he is dedicated to his community. If chosen, Batch would receive an award of $100,000 to donate to a charity of his choice, likely the Best of the Batch Foundation, which focuses on youth in his hometown of Homestead, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Batch, was a finalist for the award in 2011, will be waiting for the announcement at the annual NFLPA press conference scheduled for January 31 in New Orleans. The four other finalists, Chad Greenway (Minnesota Vikings), Charles Tillman (Chicago Bears), Benjamin Watson (Cleveland Browns) and Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), will join him.



Tags: Benjamin Watson, Best of the Batch Foundation, Byron "Whizzer" White Award, Chad Greenway, Charles Tillman, Charlie Batch, Football, Jason Witten, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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