Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award: Madieu Williams Wins

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Monday, February 7, 2011

ARLINGTON ( The National Football team presents Walter Payton Man of the Year award everyone to the players, who have proved their excellence in the games and at the same time spend their time in doing charity. On Sunday, before the Super Bowl game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers NFL named Madieu Williams as the Walter Payton Man Of The Year. Sadly, the Minnesota Vikings safety was not present at the stadium and he received his award from Persian Gulf, at Fourth Infantry Division.

Madieu Williams accepted the highly esteemed Walter Payton Man of the Year Award via video feed. The video footage shows that the player was surrounded by service members of Iraq. Madieu Williams joined Minnesota Vikings in 2008 and since then he has been involved with North Community YMCA, Havest Prep/Seed Academy and the United Way charities. In the video, which was broadcast at the Cowboys stadium, the viewers watched Madieu Williams saying that the award came as a “tremendous honor” to him. He said that the prestigious award is named after Walter Payton, who was one of the best players of National Football Team.

Madieu Williams said “sorry” to the viewers, as he could not be there at the stadium to accept the award. However, he also added that it is a “greater honor” for him to be with the Iraq with the members of Task Force Iron Horse. The American safety said that he would be watching Super Bowl with the troops. Leslie Frazier, the coach of Minnesota Vikings has also praised Madieu Williams and said that it is a fabulous honor for Madieu Williams to be named as Walter Payton Man of the Year.

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