The Hickok Belt was created in in 1950 and awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S. It is in honor of the founder, Hickok Manufacturing Company, which made belts. Therefore, the trophy is a belt.

Yesterday, February 26, 2013, individuals from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association voted Colin Kaepernick for the Hickok Belt Award for January. His opponents for the award were:
1. Joe Flacco (football)
2. Novk Djokovic (tennis)
3. Tiger Woods (golf)
4. LeBron James (basketball)
5. Carmelo Anthony (basketball)
6. Victoria Azarenka (tennis)
7. Marcel Hirscher (skiing)
8. Tina Maze (skiing)
9. Parker Bohn (bowling)

Now, Colin is qualified for the overall 2013 Hickok Belt. Congratulations Colin!!

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