Thomas Davis has seemingly racked up just as many off-the-field accolades as he has on it.
On Tuesday, Davis received the 2016 Good Guy award, which is given to the player who best deals with the media. The award is given out by the Pro Football Writers of America.
“Davis tackles questions the same way he does ball carriers — direct and to the point,” Joe Person, who covers the Panthers for the Charlotte Observer told the Associated Press.
In addition to being First Team All-Pro in 2015 for the Carolina Panthers, the former Bulldog has also been recognized for his charity efforts. Davis won the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which is given to a player who has a noted positive impact on his community.
Davis played at the University of Georgia from 2002-04, where he was an All-American. Davis was the 14th pick in the 2005 draft, and has spent his entire career with the Panthers. Davis played in the Panthers Super Bowl loss in February with a broken arm.