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Eli Manning wins 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award

Eli Manning wins 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-14 10:45:31-05

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has won the 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award.

The award is given to an NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. The league’s players decided the winner from 10 finalists and the result was announced Monday.

A two-time Super Bowl MVP, Manning recently finished his 16th and possibly last season with the Giants. His contract has expired and he has not said whether he either wants to play another season or will retire.

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Manning has worked with many organizations off the field. He and his family built “The Eli Manning Children’s Clinics” at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition, he supports numerous charities including Tackle Kids Cancer Initiative, Hackensack University Medical Center, Children’s of Mississippi Capital Campaign, March of Dimes, New York March for Babies, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, American Red Cross, Scholastic’s Classroom Care Program and the PeyBack Foundation.

Manning will receive the award on Feb. 1 at the 33rd annual Super Bowl Breakfast. The Super Bowl will be played the following day in Miami.

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