Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Congratulations are in order for Colts linebacker Gary Brackett.
He's won the 11th annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award, a Pro Football Weekly honor presented to an NFL player whose contributions to the community and charitable organizations are especially outstanding.
From PFW's news release:
Through his IMPACT Foundation, Brackett has turned the tragic loss of his brother into a relentless quest to provide resources and unique opportunities for children and families affected by pediatric cancer. By continuously offering a number of programs through the foundation, Brackett is helping to spread his contagious, undying message of eternal optimism to those who need it the most.
Despite the time and effort he puts in with the IMPACT Foundation, he still makes room to take part in a plethora of other community service activities throughout the country. It is for his off-the-field work and his embodiment of the cliché 'triumph over tragedy' that he earned this year's award.