Chiefs G Brian Waters is one of three finalists to receive the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The winner will be announced on Super Bowl Sunday, just before kickoff. The other finalists are Washington LB London Fletcher and Cleveland WR Mike Furrey.
The Payton Award is presented each year to honor an NFL player for his community service. Begun in 1970 as the NFL Man of the Year, it was renamed the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 1999, after the death of the Bears running back.
Waters is trying to become the fifth Chiefs player to receive the honor, joining MLB Willie Lanier (1972), QB Len Dawson (1973), LB Derrick Thomas (1993) and G Will Shields (2003). Waters was also a finalist for the award two years ago.