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Patriots SS Jordan Richards receives 2017 Ron Burton Community Service Award

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The Patriots defensive back is a leader in the community.

"That's the way I want to live my life; with joy that's infectious." Jordan Richards on receiving Ron Burton Community Service Award:

Posted by New England Patriots on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New England Patriots SS Jordan Richards received one of the highest awards in the franchise community, becoming the 15th player to win the Ron Burton Community Service Award. The award is named after Ron Burton, the first draft pick in franchise history and father of longtime Patriots reporter Steve Burton.

“Every Patriots player has an opportunity to make a positive impact in our community,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said while presenting the award. “Jordan has made the most of his opportunities. In his two seasons with the team, he has made dozens of community appearances, volunteering time and resources to support many of our team initiatives. He has an infectious smile, an outgoing personality and a desire to help others, attributes that make him one of the most genuine goodwill ambassadors on the team. We appreciate his many contributions and his eagerness to always want to do more.”

Richards spends his time volunteering at local hospitals and with active members of the military.

New England Patriots Make Pancakes for Boston Children's Hospital Patients and Families. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children's Hospital
New England Patriots Make Pancakes for Boston Children's Hospital Patients and Families. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital Celebrates 'All Stars' In Sports And Medicine At 2015 Champions For Children's Gala Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images for Boston Children's Hospital

Here is a list of other award winners, courtesy of the team’s press release:

Rob Gronkowski (2016), Nate Solder (2015), Devin McCourty (2014), Matthew Slater (2013), Zoltan Mesko (2012), Jerod Mayo (2011), Vince Wilfork (2010), Kevin Faulk (2009), Larry Izzo (2008), Ty Warren (2007), Jarvis Green (2006), Matt Light (2005), Troy Brown (2004) and Joe Andruzzi (2003).