Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was named on Friday one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Bart Starr Award, which honors an NFL player for "outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community."
The award will be handed out during the 26th Annual Super Bowl Breakfast, hosted by Athletes in Action, on Friday, February 1 in New Orleans. The winner of the Bart Starr Award is voted by NFL players and is named after Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr. The award honors the player who best exemplifies Starr's commitment to family, teammates and the community.
The Asomugha Foundation was established in 2005 to have a positive impact on disadvantaged youth in the United States and the underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. The foundation is comprised of two different programs - the Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN).
The ACTS program is an annual college tour and mentoring program that provides high-achieving high school students of color with the opportunity to visit college campuses across the country. Since joining the Eagles, Asomugha has included high school students from Philadelphia. OWIN provides aid to a growing population of widows and orphans in Africa and positions them for economic success and independence through education, spiritual guidance and vocational training. For more information, you can learn more about The Asomugha Foundation on Twitter @AsomughaFNDN.
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