The award, given by the Professional Football Writers of America, is given to the NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
For Kraft, 2011 was a year filled with adversity. With the NFL in a lockout and his wife Myra battling cancer, Kraft still shuttled back and forth between her hospital bed and the labor negotiations — all with her blessings. She passed away on July 20, and just five days later a grieving Kraft was present outside the NFLPA headquarters in Washington DC as the 10-year CBA agreement was announced.
In a touching moment, Colts center Jeff Saturday embraced Kraft after the announcement, and praised the owner of his team’s biggest rival "
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