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Former Georgia Bulldog Thomas Davis Wins NFL's Man of the Year Award

Super Bowl-bound linebacker starred at Georgia 2002-04.

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Former Georgia Bulldogs standout Thomas Davis is one of the greats to come though the program, both on and off the field.

Gearing up to play in Super Bowl 50 with the Carolina Panthers, Davis has won the NFLPA's Byron "Whizzer" White award. The award goes "to the player in the NFL who goes above and beyond to perform community service in their team's cities and hometowns."

The honor is far from uncharted territory for Davis, who just last season was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year.

At age 32, Davis is set to play on Super Sunday for the first time. He's one of three former Georgia players on Carolina's roster.

You definitely can't question his commitment. Here's Davis talking about why he plans to play in the Super Bowl in spite of a broken arm suffered in the NFC Championship Game:

He'll receive $100,000 from the NFLPA for winning the award, which will go toward his charity, the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.