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Selected by the Executive Committee of the Gridiron Club. Presented each fall at NFL Legends Night dinner. In 2007, the Gridiron Club named its Man of the Year Award for Tom Yewcic, in recognition of his extraordinary service to the needy and deserving through his tireless efforts at organizing events and raising funds for charity. Tom is one of the greatest all-around athletes ever to play in Boston. He was a quarterback and punter for the Boston Patriots in the early 1960s. He also played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers. In college, he led Michigan State to the championships of the Rose Bowl and the College World Series.

Winner-associated charities are listed below the photographs.

Larry Eisenhauer
Willie McGinest

John Smith
Tim Fox
Pete Brock
Matt Light Ty Law Joe Andruzzi

John Smith
Tim Fox
Pete Brock
Matt Light Ty Law Joe Andruzzi
Matt Light
Ty Law
Joe Andruzzi
Troy Brown Mike Haynes
Troy Brown
Andre Tippett
Mike Haynes
Babe Parilli Steve Nelson Steve Grogan
Babe Parilli
Steve Nelson
Steve Grogan
Dick MacPherson Gino Cappelletti Mike Holovak
Dick MacPherson
Gino Cappelletti
Mike Holovak
Ron Burton Nick Buoniconti Tom Yewcic
Ron Burton
Nick Buoniconti
Tom Yewcic

2016 - Willie McGinest

Divas Mentoring Divas, Inc.

2015 - John Smith

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

2014 - Tim Fox

Genesis Fund, Friends of Wrentham

2013 - Pete Brock

San Miguel School of Providence, RI

2012 - Matt Light
Matt Light Foundation

2011 - Ty Law
Dana Farber Cancer Center

2010 - Joe Andruzzi
Joe Andruzzi Foundation

2009 - Troy Brown
Inner-City Scholarship Fund

2008 - Andre Tippett
Dana Farber, NEPAC, Tenacity Sports, Pats’ Charitable Fdn., Temple Sinai of Sharon

2007 - Mike Haynes
Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts

2006 - Babe Parilli
Italian Home for Children and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

2005 - Steve Nelson
Seven Hills Foundation and South Norfolk County Association for Retarded Citizens

2004 - Steve Grogan
Easter Seals Massachusetts and Kennedy-Donovan Center

2003 - Dick MacPherson
Juvenile programs at Joslin Diabetes Centers, Boston & Syracuse

Click here for a copy of progam for 2003's dinner honoriing Coach Mac.

2002 - Gino Cappelletti
Italian Home for Children, Ron Burton Training Village, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

2001 - Mike Holovak
United Cerebral Palsy of the North Shore

2000 - Ron Burton
Dana Farber Cancer Center and Ron Burton Training Village

1999 - Nick Buoniconti
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

1998 - Tom Yewcic
Massachusetts State Hospital School for Children

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