Walter Payton Man of the Year Winners

Updated: February 1, 2014, 8:05 PM ET
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2013 -- Charles Tillman, Defensive Back, Chicago Bears

2012 -- Jason Witten, Tight End, Dallas Cowboys

2011 -- Matt Birk, Center, Baltimore Ravens

2010 -- Madieu Williams, Safety, Minnesota Vikings

2009 -- Brian Waters, Guard, Kansas City Chiefs

2008 -- Kurt Warner, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

2007 -- Jason Taylor, Defensive End, Miami Dolphins

2006 -- Drew Brees, QB (N.O.) and LaDainian Tomlinson, RB (S.D.)

2005 -- Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

2004 -- Warrick Dunn, Running Back, Atlanta Falcons

2003 -- Will Shields, Guard, Kansas City Chiefs

2002 -- Troy Vincent, Defensive Back, Philadelphia Eagles

2001 -- Jerome Bettis, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

2000 -- Derrick Brooks LB (Tampa) and Jim Flanigan DT (Chicago)

1999 -- Cris Carter, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings

1998 -- Dan Marino, Quarterback, Miami Dolphins

1997 -- Troy Aikman, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

1996 -- Darrell Green, Cornerback, Washington Redskins

1995 -- Boomer Esiason, Quarterback, New York Jets

1994 -- Junior Seau, Linebacker, San Diego Chargers

1993 -- Derrick Thomas, Linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs

1992 -- John Elway, Quarterback, Denver Broncos

1991 -- Anthony Munoz, Tackle, Cincinnati Bengals

1990 -- Mike Singletary, Linebacker, Chicago Bears

1989 -- Warren Moon, Quarterback, Houston Oilers

1988 -- Steve Largent, Wide Receiver, Seattle Seahawks

1987 -- Dave Duerson, Safety, Chicago Bears

1986 -- Reggie Williams, Linebacker, Cincinnati Bengals

1985 -- Dwight Stephenson, Center, Miami Dolphins

1984 -- Marty Lyons, Tackle, New York Jets

1983 -- Rolf Benirschke, Kicker, San Diego Chargers

1982 -- Joe Theismann, Quarterback, Washington Redskins

1981 -- Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers

1980 -- Harold Carmichael, Wide Receiver, Philadelphia Eagles

1979 -- Joe Greene, Defensive Lineman, Pittsburgh Steelers

1978 -- Roger Staubach, Quarterback, Dallas Cowboys

1977 -- Walter Payton, Running Back, Chicago Bears

1976 -- Franco Harris, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers

1975 -- Ken Anderson, Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals

1974 -- George Blanda, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders

1973 -- Len Dawson, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs

1972 -- Willie Lanier, Linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs

1971 -- John Hadl, Quarterback, San Diego Chargers

1970 -- Johnny Unitas, Quarterback, Baltimore Colts


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