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Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award

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It seems likely this ends up going to J.J. Watt.

The NFLPA will hand out its annual Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award during Super Bowl week, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is among the finalists. The group also includes Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller, and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. The winner will be announced at the NFLPA’s February 1st Super Bowl press conference.

The NFLPA handed out a weekly community MVP award, which Kaepernick claimed in Week 1. The season-ending award involves a panel of judges from across labor, media, sport, service and charity narrowing the pool of 18 candidates to five finalists, each of whom will receive an additional $10,000 for his foundation or charity of choice.

Here’s what the NFLPA had to say about each of the five finalists.

Known as one of the league’s most active players in the community, Dalton and his wife provide financial assistance to the families of seriously ill and physically challenged children through the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation. The Bengals quarterback was honored as the Week 8 Community MVP for hosting “A Night in the Jungle.” The family-friendly fundraiser, which welcomed 500 guests to Paul Brown Stadium for on-field activities and dinner, generated $30,000 for his foundation.

Despite being a free agent, Kaepernick continued to use his platform for good by making a $1 million pledge to organizations working in underserved and oppressed communities. The quarterback earned the Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP after making his ninth $100,000 charitable donation to four charities and hosting a back-to-school giveaway in New York.

Long displayed his commitment to positive change by donating his entire salary for the 2017 season to fund educational initiatives in hopes of enlightening youth about equality and social justice. The Eagles defender, who will participate in his second straight Super Bowl next week, was named the Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP for using six of his game checks to fund a new scholarship program at his high school alma mater in Charlottesville, Virginia.

As someone who has struggled with near-sightedness for his entire life, Miller is motivated to provide corrective eyewear to low-income youth in hopes that it will positively impact their lives in the same way that he experienced. The Week 17 NFLPA Community MVP donated 2,013 eyeglass frames to Denver kids in need through the Anchor Center for Blind Children and his Von’s Vision Foundation.

When Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey in August, Watt came to the aid of his team city by launching a campaign via social media that ultimately generated more than $37 million in disaster relief assistance. Following the two-week fundraiser, the Week 0 NFLPA Community MVP formed a supply drop at four locations across the country, resulting in 12 semi trucks filled with supplies being delivered and distributed to the victims in Houston.