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Warner, Bruce, Draft among award finalists

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, 49ers receiver Isaac Bruce and Rams linebacker Chris Draft have made the cut among 12 finalists for the NFLPA's highest honor for community service.

One player from each NFL team qualified for consideration. A panel will name its winner from the 12 finalists during the NFLPA's annual gala April 16.

Teammates nominate candidates each year. CBS host James Brown chooses finalists and names them "JB Award" winners for the contributions they have made within their NFL communities. Draft, Warner and Seattle's Mack Strong were JB Award winners and White Award finalists last year. Warrick Dunn won the award.

Other finalists this year, with cities where they made their contributions listed parenthetically: Daniel Wilcox (Baltimore), Mike Furrey (Detroit), Tony Pashos (Jacksonville), Drew Brees (New Orleans), Brian Dawkins (Philadelphia), Greg Camarillo (Miami), Gary Brackett (Indianapolis), David Thornton (Nashville) and Rock Cartwright (Washington).

Update, April 16: Dawkins has won the award.