Athletes in Action Honors 2 Ex-Eagles; Troy Vincent Is Recognized for Character, Leadership; the Late Reggie White Is Also Honored

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Byline: DAVID JOHNSON, The Times-Union

A day before Philadelphia tries for its first Super Bowl win, Athletes in Action honored two former Eagles at its annual Super Bowl breakfast.

Defensive back Troy Vincent, who signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2004 after eight years in Philadelphia, was named the 2005 Bart Starr Award recipient Saturday at the Adam's Mark hotel.

Retired Minnesota receiver Cris Carter, who received the honor in 1995, accepted the award for Vincent, who couldn't attend because of the death of his father. The award honors a player for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

"I talked to Troy yesterday [Friday] and this morning. He wanted to be here. In sports and [with] the great athletes that have been recognized, this is one of the most coveted awards in the NFL," Carter said. "He was humbled by being able to receive the award. He told me, 'Cris, now that you'll be there, I don't have to worry about it. I can just concentrate and take care of my family. …

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