Bears’ Tillman Named Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

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  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    February 1, 2014 7:45 PM
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    Charles Tillman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    (CBS) –Bears corner back Charles “Peanut” Tillman has been named the 2013 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, an award that honors players who do charitable works.

    Tillman, in his 11thyear with Chicago, is the fifth Bears player to be honored with the award. Past recipients include “Sweetness” himself, in 1977, Dave Duerson (1987), Mike Singletary (1990) and Jim Flanigan (2000).

    The late Walter Payton’s children will honor Tillman on-field Sunday before Super Bowl XLVIII, a news release said Saturday.

    “I’m grateful to be the recipient of such a prestigious award,” Tillman said in a prepared statement. “Walter Payton’s legacy continues to be a beacon of service and giving, and I’m just trying to do my small part. I don’t think any of the finalists do what they do to get recognition, but we do it because we are passionate about helping others.”

    Tillman is involved in the Cornerstone Foundation and its many programs, and Charles’ Locker provides pediatric hospital patients with access to tablets, laptops, gaming systems and other kinds of entertainment to hospitalized children.

    The Tiana Fund has distributed more than $1 million to 300 families who have been identified by local organizations as at-risk or in-need.

    As winner, Tillman will receive a statue, and the charity of his choice will receive a $20,000 donation in his name.
  2. BSBEARS

    BSBEARS Pro-Bowler

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    Well Done.
  3. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Coordinator SuperFan DBS Writer

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    The guy is a great player, and also a great locker room influence for the young guys. He's definitely my favorite Chicago Bear.
  4. Jimmors

    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros Staff Member SuperFan

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    definitely deserved.
  5. mdbearz

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    Saw him get the award per game and it almost brought a tear to my eye thinking he might not be back.
  6. Bearstuff

    Bearstuff Yes, in the woods. Staff Member SuperFan

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    way to go Peanut.
  7. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    I honestly think he is the only TRUE Chicago Bears player on the team. I mean he is a true Bear. He plays every aspect of the game, and does it without attitude or complaining.
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    short faced bear Assistant Head Coach DBS Writer

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    He sure does, I just hate to see him playing ST at his age like in Toub's last year. Need him to shut down Megatron not chase punts and kickoffs.

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