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Madieu Williams Is A Good Man…And Thorough

February 8, 2011

Amidst the hours of pre-game coverage leading up to Super Bowl XLV, Minnesota Vikings’ safety Madieu Williams was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence, and Williams follows in the footsteps of former Viking Cris Carter as only the second Vikings player to receive the honor.

Williams was not on hand to claim the award. Fittingly, he was in the Persian Gulf visiting U.S. servicemen and women.

“It is a tremendous honor to win this award named after Walter Payton, one of the greatest men to ever play in the National Football League,” said Williams. “I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to accept the award, but it’s an even greater honor to be here in Iraq with Task Force Iron Horse on a goodwill tour watching the Super Bowl with our troops.”

Madieu’s charity work knows no boundaries. He has worked with local charities in Minnesota, been extremely generous with his time and money to create The Madieu Williams Center for Global Health in Maryland, and given back to his native Sierra Leone.

For more information on Madieu Williams’ foundation visit:

Congratulations on a well-deserved award, Madieu.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 8, 2011 8:49 am

    Great blog!! Keep posting…

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