London Fletcher returned to Buffalo Saturday to receive the 10th annual Call to Courage Award, given by former Bills quarterback Frank Reich to an NFL player who shows outstanding character on and off the field.
Fletcher, who played for the Bills from 2002 to 2006, just finished his fourth season with the Washington Redskins. He never has missed a game in 13 NFL seasons, and he leads the NFL in tackles since 2000. He was one of three finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2009.
“The Call to Courage Award is about living out your faith on and off the field," Reich said. “We want a guy who is an excellent football player. He’s a real professional, but he realizes faith is not just going to church on Sunday. London’s a perfect picture of that."
Below is the audio of Fletcher's acceptance speech. He has nice things to say about his time in Buffalo early in the speech. The best part starts at the 5:35 mark of the audio.