Reiss: Who will win '10 Ron Burton award? - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston Not specifically football related, but an awful lot of Patriots are very involved in charity and giving back, and they deserve recognition of that. Pure speculation but I can see them giving it to the face of the franchise in Brady this year, for a few reasons. One, obviously the guy is rather involved in charity. But I also think the team is trying to highlight his leadership skills and set him as an example for the young guys to follow. Charity & community involvement is part of that package. Of course, they did just give him the Ed Block award, so maybe they wouldn't follow that up so soon.