Green Bay Packers Jerseys New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater didn’t know what was going on when he walked into the team’s weekly Bible study on Monday night and saw 60 people already in the room.
“Man, we’re about to have a good Bible study right now,” Slater recalled thinking.
Soon after the start of the meeting, though, the group leader got a phone call, and Slater was summoned to the front of the room. It was Cherry Starr calling. She’s the wife of Bart Starr, and she wanted to tell Slater that he’d been selected as the winner of this season’s Bart Starr Award.
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Slater’s father, Jackie Slater, cheap jerseys a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams, won the Bart Starr Award in 1996, something Cherry Starr reminded Matthew Slater about in her conversation with him.
That’s about the time that Slater said his “seasonal allergies” started acting up.
The Bart Starr Award is presented annually to “the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the cheap nfl jerseys community.” Slater will receive the award at the Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast next month in Houston, the site for Super Bowl LI.
“It was really emotional for me,” Slater told reporters. “I think you guys know well enough by covering me now that I really value the human element of football, and I really value the relationships that I’ve made with people over the years. All of that stems from the faith that I have in God and Customized Jerseys the way that I was raised by my parents. I’m a man who is far from perfect, but I really feel like the Lord has done a lot of great things in my life. He’s working on me as a man, as a husband, as a father.
“I’ve always tried to keep in perspective that I’m not different than anyone else because I play football. It’s just a job. But at the end of the day, the connection you make with people, the way you treat people, the things that you try to stand for and believe in — though it may be, as I said, not NCAA Jerseys wholesale perfect at times — it’s something that is very important to me. So to win this award, an award that my dad won in 1996, it’s really, I don’t know, it’s hard to put into words. It really is.”
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