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December 22, 2011

Munnerlyn wins Good Guy award

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has been awarded the Tom Berry Good Guy award, the Professional Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday.

Munnerlyn, a third-year cornerback from South Carolina, was a unanimous selection among media members who cover the Panthers on a regular basis.

The award is named for Tom Berry, the longtime Panthers beat writer for the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. Berry passed away at the start of the 2009 season. The award is designed to honor the player who is most helpful to the media in doing its job.

"Tom Berry was a consummate professional and a true gentleman,’’ said ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas, the NFC South representative on the PFWA’s board of directors. "The members of the Carolina media believed that Captain best represented what Tom stood for. The reporters who cover the Panthers said that, win or lose, Captain is always available and courteous – a true professional, just like Tom.’’

Former Panthers fullback Brad Hoover won the inaugural award in 2009. Offensive tackle Jordan Gross was last year’s winner.

-- Ron Green Jr.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 22, 2011 at 02:22 PM | Permalink


Captain was also given the burnt toast award, given each year to the cornerback who has been beaten in coverage the most by opposing receivers. When asked for comment all he said was "Where is the jelly?"

Posted by: justaguy | Dec 23, 2011 9:37:20 AM

On a related story the poster "justaguy" has chaged his handle to "justabigjerk". When asked why he changed his handle he said "I was just being real".

Posted by: Capt._M | Dec 23, 2011 11:26:41 AM

Captain was placed on IR today.

Posted by: mr.newton | Dec 23, 2011 2:26:29 PM

Captain will probably commemerate the honor with a new tattoo.

Posted by: Sportsdon | Dec 24, 2011 5:01:40 AM

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