Five finalists for the Byron "Whizzer" White Award were announced on Wednesday.
Charlie Batch of the Steelers, the Vikings' Chad Greenway, Charles Tillman of the Bears, the Browns' Benjamin Watson and Jason Witten of the Cowboys have been recognized for their charity work off the field as well as their play on the field.
The award is named after the former football player Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White, who played for the Steelers in 1938 and went on to become justice of the Supreme Court. The award is the highest honor given by the NFL Player's Association.
A panel of peers selects the five finalists and the winner gets $100,000 for his charity. The winner will be announced next week in New Orleans.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees won the award last year.