Colledge named Man of the Year (Football)

December 29, 2009
Daryn Colledge

Professional athletes are often held to a higher standard even though most don’t deserve it.

Daryn Colledge is one of the true role models.

The North Pole native has been selected as the Green Bay Packers’ 2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, a team award that will net the fourth-year guard a $1,000 donation for the Service League of Green Bay.

He is eligible to win the league award, which receives an additional $30,000 and will be recognized during the Super Bowl in Miami.

Colledge has been involved with Green Bay community charity events since he arrived in 2006, supporting organizations like the March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Club, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.

At his best during the holidays, the Alaskan also has rang the Salvation Army bell and dined with patients at the Families of Children with Cancer.

The NFL Man of the Year honor is the only league award that recognizes off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence. The award has been given out annually since 1970.

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