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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Charlie Batch Wins the Byron “Whizzer” White Award

January 31st, 2013 at 8:27 PM
By Mark Mihalko

It was announced early on Thursday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was the recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award. The award, named for former Steeler (1938) and Supreme Court Justice Byron "Whizzer" White is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a player by the NFLPA.

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For Batch, the seasoned veteran who missed out last season to quarterback Drew Brees, this award shows the appreciation for his off-field dedication. The award, and the $100,000 donation that will head toward his Best of the Batch Foundation, will be a big boost for his hometown of Homestead and the programs that directly support youth in the area.

Batch beat out four other finalists; Chad Greenway (Minnesota Vikings), Charles Tillman (Chicago Bears), Benjamin Watson (Cleveland Browns) and Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys). He also becomes the fourth member of the Steelers to win the award joining Andy Russell, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier in the 31-year history of the award.

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