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And the 2003 winner of the GRAFFY is ...


Congratulations Trent Dilfer for being the 3nd winner of the annual Neil Graff Award.

What makes Mr. Dilfer this year's standout? His team player spirit, his endless cooperation, his attitude, and his endurance on and off the field.

This year was not a piece of cake for Trent Dilfer for many reasons, the worst of which is that he lost his son to an unexpected and fatal illness. How do you get through something like that and still focus on football? How do you support your team while nursing your hurt and anger and doubt? I have no idea, but Trent Dilfer did it. No matter what he went through, he was there to support Matt Hasselbeck and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks. Trent Dilfer will be the first to tell you that the team was there for him with hugs and hospital visits, care and concern.

I will tell you that at the lowest time in his life, he was there for them, too. That makes him our Graffy winner this year!

[Web author's note: As with some other Graffy winners, Trent Dilfer eventually got the recognition and notariety he deserved. We applaud the team for recognizing his valuable contributions!]

This award is presented to the Seahawk player who exemplifies the spirit of Neil Graff, that is, the most under-appreciated player on the team. The award is voted on by fans; all players are eligible for consideration.

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