CBS sportscaster James Brown (left) and 2009 honoree Brian Dawkins present Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha with the Byron "Whizzer" White Award. Photo courtesy of nflplayers.com.
Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was presented with the 44th annual Byron "Whizzer" White Award, the NFL Players Association's (NFLPA) highest honor at the NFL PLAYERS Gala Featuring the JB Awards in Washington, D.C.
The "Whizzer" White Award is presented annually to the player who serves his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron Raymond "Whizzer" White. The late Supreme Court Justice was a scholar, athlete, patriot, humanitarian and public servant – the personification of the ideal to which professional football players aspire.