QB Russell Wilson to Receive 2022 Bart Starr Award at Super Bowl Breakfast [PRESS RELEASE]
LOS ANGELES — Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson is the winner of the 2022 Bart Starr Award for outstanding character, integrity and leadership on and off the field. The prestigious Bart Starr Award is the only award—other than the Pro Bowl—that is voted on by all NFL players.
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The award presentation will be held as part of the Super Bowl Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. The 35th annual event, which is sanctioned by the NFL, unites fans and football legends for a morning of celebration ahead of the big game.
While most known for his passer ratings and 2014 Super Bowl victory, it is Russell’s “why not you?” attitude that has driven his successes off the field. Wilson and his wife, Ciara, started the Why Not You Foundation and Why Not Your Academy, a non-profit high school dedicated to fighting poverty through education, encouraging and challenging today’s youth to embrace opportunities, overcome obstacles and make a positive impact throughout their lives.
In partnership with Safeway and Albertsons, Wilson has also helped raise over $10 million for Strong Against Cancer and launched Immuno Heroes, a super-hero inspired campaign to raise funds for research and provide groundbreaking treatments for children with cancer. It is no surprise that Wilson was named the 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year, which recognizes the best of the league’s humanity off the field.
Wilson joins a legacy of notable Bart Starr Award winners, including Peyton Manning (2015), Ben Watson (2018), Drew Brees (2011) and Derrick Brooks (2004), to name a few.
The Super Bowl Breakfast will be held in-person at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE from 8 -10 a.m. (PT) and will feature Coach Frank Reich of the Indianapolis Colts, Pro Football Hall of Famers Anthony Muñoz, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ryan Nece and 2021 Bart Starr Award recipient and linebacker for the New Orleans Saints Demario Davis as keynote speakers.
In addition to being held in-person in Los Angeles, portions of the Super Bowl Breakfast will also be available for viewing on Athletes in Action’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. For more information about the Bart Starr Award, the Super Bowl Breakfast and to purchase tickets, visit SuperBowlBreakfast.com.
Super Bowl Breakfast is proud to partner with the Museum of the Bible as the official national title sponsor of the event. Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the transformative power of the Bible. More information on Museum of the Bible is available here https://www.museumofthebible.org
The Super Bowl Breakfast is one of the premier events designed by Athletes in Action to honor athletes and coaches who model exemplary character, values, integrity, and faith. Athletes in Action is a ministry of Cru. For more information, visit www.superbowlbreakfast.com
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