Defensive lineman up for award

Kampman a finalist for Man of the Year

Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman is among 32 players are vying for the 2003 title of Walter Payton Man of the Year, the only league award that recognizes player off-the-field community service as well as playing excellence. This year's finalists – one player from each NFL team – have demonstrated an outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities.

The winner will be announced January 30 during NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's annual news conference prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas. The winner is selected by a panel judges including the commissioner, former players and Connie Payton, the wife of the legendary Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back.

The winner will receive $25,000 to donate to his selected charity. Each finalist will receive a $1,000 contribution toward a charity of his choice.

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