|10-23-2009, 10:45 AM||#1|
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Elway named Camp's "Man of Year"
Former Broncos quarterback John Elway has been selected "Man of Year" by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The award is given annually to someone who has been successful as a player or a coach and is active in their community.
Previous winners of the award include Roger Staubach, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus and Morten Andersen.
"In addition to being the greatest Denver Bronco of all time, John is one of the few who is among the greatest players of all time in both college and pro football," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said in a statement released by the team. "His receiving this accolade from the Walter Camp Football Foundation is an honor well deserved by John for public service and community work that equal his greatness on the field.
"He has always been generous with his time for myriad causes that benefit those in need."
Elway will receive the award on Jan. 16, 2010, in New Haven, Conn., along with the members of the 2009 Walter Camp collegiate All-America team.