Presentation of Award to be held at the 36th Annual Super Bowl Breakfast in Phoenix.

PHOENIX, Dec 28, 2022—Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins is the winner of the 2023 Bart Starr Award for outstanding character, integrity and leadership on and off the field.

The award presentation will be held as part of the Super Bowl Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. The 36th annual event, which is sanctioned by the NFL, unites fans, Phoenix business leaders and football legends for a morning of celebration ahead of the big game.

Super Bowl Breakfast is proud to partner with Northwestern Mutual-RPS Financial Group, Inc. & RPS Capital as National Title Sponsor of Super Bowl Breakfast along with Museum of the Bible and ‘He Gets Us’ as Presenting Sponsors.

While most known for his Quarterbacking skills, Kirk and his wife Julie founded the Julie and Kirk Cousins Foundation that supports organizations like Bethany Christian Services, the Boys and Girls Club, International Justice Mission, Compassionate Heart Ministries, Discovery Church, and Holland Christian School.

Cousins joins a long legacy of notable Bart Starr Award winners including:

Russell Wilson
Demario Davis
Eli Manning
Calais Campbell
Benjamin Watson
Matthew Slater
Thomas Davis
Peyton Manning
Jason Witten
London Fletcher
Drew Brees

Kurt Warner
Warrick Dunn
LaDainian Tomlinson
John Lynch
Curtis Martin
Troy Vincent
Derrick Brooks
Trent Dilfer
Darren Woodson
Bruce Matthews
Aeneas Williams

Brent Jones
Irving Fryar
Darrell Green
Jackie Slater
Cris Carter
Warren Moon
Gill Byrd
Reggie White
Mike Singletary
Anthony Munoz
Steve Largent

The Super Bowl Breakfast will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa from 8 – 10 a.m. (MT) and will feature Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dungy, Anthony Munoz and other well-known NFL players, coaches and alumni. The event emcee is Akbar Gbajabiamila, a former NFL player and television host of The Talk on CBS and American Ninja Warrior on NBC.

Highlights of the morning include NFL Films footage, humor, personal stories and an inspirational message.

In addition to the in-person event, portions of Super Bowl Breakfast can also be seen following the event on Athletes in Action’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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The Super Bowl Breakfast is one of the premier events produced annually by Athletes in Action to honor athletes and coaches who model exemplary character, leadership, and integrity. Athletes in Action is a ministry of Cru. For more information, visit

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