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49ers' Boldin wins Whizzer White Award

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The NFL Players Association on Thursday named San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin this year's recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Award for his work in the community.

The award is the highest honor given to a player by the NFLPA. Players from all 32 NFL teams are nominated.

The NFLPA gave a $100,000 award to the Anquan Boldin Foundation as part of the honor. The foundation focuses on improving educational and life opportunities for underprivileged children.

The award, named after the late Supreme Court Justice, was presented at the annual NFLPA player representative meetings in Orlando, Fla., during the joint session of active and former NFL players.

Boldin is an 11-year NFL veteran and four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who has played his career with the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens and 49ers.

Boldin, 33, is coming off a season in which he made 85 receptions for 1,179 yards with seven touchdowns. The 49ers recently gave Boldin a two-year, $12 million extension.

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