SAN FRANCISCO – Titans tight end Delanie Walker has been named one of five finalists for the NFL Players Association's annual Byron "Whizzer" White Award.
Titans Online looks back at the work of tight end Delanie walker in the greater Nashville community in 2015. (Staff Photos)
The award recognizes players for their community service.
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, Giants running back Rashad Jennings, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Saints tight end Benjamin Watson are the other finalists for the award.
The winner, who will receive $100,000 for his foundation or a charity of his choice, will be announced on February 4 at the NFLPA's annual Super Bowl press conference.
The award was established by the professional football players of America. It acknowledges a debt of gratitude to one of their own, Supreme Court Justice Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White—scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant. The NFLPA presents this prestigious annual award to the player that is just as dedicated off the field as he is on it.
Walker launched his non-profit to provide inner-city and low-income children with educational opportunities and resources. The Delanie Walker Gives Back Foundation hosts back-to-school and college prep initiatives as well as football camps and giveaways.