Chalk up another award for the ever-impressive Benjamin Watson. This morning, during Super Bowl breakfast, Benjamin Watson received the Bart Starr Award.
The award is given annually to the player who, “best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.”
Back in 2014, Ben Watson was a finalist for the award, which ultimately was won by Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. This time, though, Ben received the trophy and honor.
As mentioned, this is yet another award or finalist nomination for Ben Watson in achievements based on charity, compassion and character. In my interview with Benjamin Watson during training camp before the season, I asked him, “What makes you strive to do something more than just football? You’ve built a platform on integrity and respect and giving back, what’s got you going for that?”
His response was 269 words, but his first sentence gives you a good sample of his reason, his purpose, “Honestly, it comes down to my faith.”
As mentioned, you can read the interview in either of the links. I certainly suggest it, as players in the league aren’t often noticed for their of-the-field work, yet Watson receives notice every season for his charitable efforts.