NEW ORLEANS – Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named one of the five finalists for the 2012 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year, the NFL announced Monday.
The “GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year” is the best moment or play of the year that represents determination and perseverance.
Brees is nominated for his recording-setting performance against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Hall of Fame QB Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass stood unchallenged for more than a half century. The amazing mark of 47 games with a scoring strike was finally usurped by Brees in Week 5 against his former team, the Chargers.
Brees set a new record of 48 consecutive games with a touchdown pass throwing a 40-yard touchdown to WR Devery Henderson in the first quarter of the Saints' 31-24 win.
Brees pushed the record to 54 games before it was snapped against the New York Giants on Dec. 9.
Fans can vote for Brees on www.nfl.com/gmc through 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 24 to determine the 2012 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year.
The winner will be presented the 2012 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year award in New Orleans, the site of Super Bowl XLVII, at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on February 2, 9-11 p.m. EST on CBS.
The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable GMC Never Say Never Moments during the 2012 NFL season. Each week the NFL selected three nominees for the moments of the week in which the fans voted for the winner.
Lance Moore named
Saints’ Man of the Year
Wide receiver Lance Moore has been named the New Orleans Saints 2012 Man of the Year and the Saints have nominated him for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a player’s volunteer and charity work as well as his excellence on the field.
“It’s a great honor,” said Moore. “Community service is very important to my teammates and I and it’s something I enjoy doing. I take a lot of pride in the work I do on and off the field.”
Moore has been an extraordinary asset in the New Orleans community and across the Gulf Coast. Since joining the black and gold, Moore’s altruistic demeanor has shined at any event he has participated in during his time in the Crescent City.
The Lance Moore Community Cares Program is dedicated to strengthening the community both now and for future generations and is committed to helping people to help themselves and those around them, in hopes of leading productive and satisfying lives. It serves disadvantaged children and families who are in need of financial, educational and communal assistance.
Moore was recently awarded the 2012 United Way Hope Award for his commitment to the community.
He is the spokesperson for the Saints Copeland’s Kids Club as well as the Saints Keep Gym in Schools promotion, and is a Play 60/Got Milk Ambassador. Other endeavors include his foundation’s toy drive, Football Camp for Her Breast Cancer Awareness Program, Football Camp for Kids and Home Runs for Kids Celebrity Softball Game.
A proven veteran, Moore plays a prominent role in the Saints wideout rotation. A study in perseverance, his career took flight in 2007 after spending the majority of his first two seasons on the practice squad. Moore has also served as a punt returner and kick returner.
For his career, the versatile performer has 296 receptions for 3,605 yards with 34 touchdowns which ranks fifth in club record books, in addition to two carries for seven yards and another score. Moore has also returned 18 kickoffs for 354 yards and 45 punts for 387 yards.