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Charlie Batch up for illustrious award

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08:46 PM ET 01.23 | Steelers backup quarterback, Charlie Batch, is being recognized for his charitable work in his hometown of Homestead, PA. Batch has been nominated for the Byron "Whizzer" White Award. No, that's not the 'Wheezer' award nor is it the 'Geezer' award. The "Whizzer" White Award is an award given out by the NFLPA to a player who shows exemplary efforts on the field and off the field. It's quite incredible when you think about it. The other four players who are also nominated are players who are certainly higher profiled on their respective teams. Guys like Jason Witten from the Cowboys who set franchise records on a regular basis. The most memorable moments from good ol' Charlie may not seem like much - QB who backs up one of the elite QBs in the league and wins games against the Steelers' greatest rival for 10-plus seasons. Well at least it doesn't seem like much to your average NFL fan. But to Steeler Nation, Charlie is beloved by all. So we would be lying through our teeth if we didn't admit that Steeler Nation is pulling for Charlie to take home this illustrious award.

Nice Pick, Cowher

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January 23, 2013  10:15 PM ET

Wasn't Whizzer White a Supreme Court Justice?

January 23, 2013  10:37 PM ET

Hey...some good news, for a change.

January 24, 2013  01:02 AM ET

Well done for good ol' Charlie.

January 24, 2013  01:11 AM ET

Go Charlie!

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January 24, 2013  07:22 AM ET

Good for him! He deserves it!

January 24, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Way to go Charlie!

January 24, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Yes CB is loved in the 'burgh. Happy for him.

January 24, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Great job Charlie!!!

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January 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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wonder what a Charlie Batch rookie card is worth??

Does it matter? What matter is he is a great person and we need more players to be active in their community just like Batch.

January 24, 2013  10:48 AM ET

Byron "Whizzer" White played for the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Pirates, (now Steelers). Charlie Batch played for the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers. COINCIDENCE? I think not.

January 24, 2013  11:02 AM ET

meh

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January 24, 2013  03:28 PM ET
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How does batch hang on every year with the Steelers???

He can still throw a football...

 
January 25, 2013  12:46 PM ET

Illustrious What? Most Itinerant QB who still manages to surface somewhere?

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