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Chad Greenway Wins NFLPA's Byron "Whizzer" White Award

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A member of the Minnesota Vikings has received one of the league's highest honors for his humanitarian works.

Word is just coming across that linebacker Chad Greenway is this year's recipient of the National Football League Players Association's Byron "Whizzer" White Award, which is awarded every year to the player that best served his team, community, and country. The award is named after Byron "Whizzer" White, who was a three-time NFL All-Pro and two-time NFL rushing champion before he went on to serve as a member of the United States Supreme Court.

Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation will be the recipient of a $100,000 award from the NFLPA in conjunction with the award. The mission of the Lead the Way Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals and families in need.

Greenway is the second member of the Minnesota Vikings to win the award, joining Cris Carter, who won the award in 1999.

A big congratulations to Chad Greenway and the Lead the Way Foundation on receiving such a prestigious award and for being such a huge part of the Twin Cities community.