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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
2017
Willie McGinest
2016



John Smith
2015
Tim Fox
2014
Pete Brock
2013
Matt Light Ty Law Joe Andruzzi



John Smith
2015
Tim Fox
2014
Pete Brock
2013
Matt Light Ty Law Joe Andruzzi
Matt Light
2012
Ty Law
2011
Joe Andruzzi
2010
Troy Brown Mike Haynes
Troy Brown
2009
Andre Tippett
2008
Mike Haynes
2007
Babe Parilli Steve Nelson Steve Grogan
Babe Parilli
2006
Steve Nelson
2005
Steve Grogan
2004
Dick MacPherson Gino Cappelletti Mike Holovak
Dick MacPherson
2003
Gino Cappelletti
2002
Mike Holovak
2001
Ron Burton Nick Buoniconti Tom Yewcic
Ron Burton
2000
Nick Buoniconti
1999
Tom Yewcic
1998

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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