Charles Tillman is the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year

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There is the "The Most Interesting Man In The World"... and then there is Charles "Peanut" Tillman, the Walter Payton Man Of Year. Peanut was a finalist two times in three years and Tillman is the fifth Bears player to win the award.

From the Chicago Tribune:

Tillman created the Cornerstone Foundation in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to help children in the Chicago area. Tillman’s initial focus was school-related but after his daughter Tiana was diagnosed in 2008 with dilated cardiomyopathy and received a heart transplant, the foundation shifted its goal to helping improve the lives of critically and chronically ill children.

If Peanut doesn't return to the Bears next season, it's the most fitting send off for a class act. Thanks Peanut!

 

 

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