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SportNFL announces Walter Payton Man of Year award nominees

16:40  06 december  2018
16:40  06 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is presented annually by the National Football League ( NFL ) honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award .

The NFL announced the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide on Thursday. Three of the nominees will be selected as finalists for the national award , renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton .

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The NFL on Thursday announced the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton Man of Year award.

The award recognizes players' outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities. This year's winner will be announced on Feb. 2.

"The Man of the Year Award gives us the opportunity to acknowledge 32 exemplary players whose commitment to excellence extends on and off the field," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "This year's nominees have used their platforms to transform communities across the country. We are proud of their work and celebrate their dedication and impact through this award."

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The NFL has named 32 finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award , which recognizes players for their Here are the 32 nominees : Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson Atlanta Falcons: Ben Garland Baltimore Ravens: Benjamin Watson Buffalo Bills: Lorenzo Alexander Carolina Panthers

The winner of the award each year receives 0,000 donated to United Way in his name to expand Character Playbook across the country and up to All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation, Nationwide and United Way Worldwide. To further celebrate and promote the 32 team nominees

The five current players who have won the award, including Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt, still wear a Man of the Year patch on their jersey. The 2018 nominees will don a Man of the Year helmet decal beginning Week 14 through the end of the season in recognition of their achievements.

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Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander

2018 Walter Payton Man of Year award nominees

The five current players who have won the award, including Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt, still wear a Man of the Year patch on their jersey. The 2018 nominees will don a Man of the Year helmet decal beginning Week 14 through the end of the season in recognition of their achievements.

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The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is presented annually by the National Football League ( NFL ) honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award .

Three of the nominees will be selected as finalists for the award , named for Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton , who died in 1999. The winner will be announced in Houston at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on February 4, the night before

Arizona Cardinals S Antoine Bethea
Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jarrett
Baltimore Ravens CB Brandon Carr
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander
Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton
Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap
Cleveland Browns LB Christian Kirksey
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford
Green Bay Packers NT Kenny Clark
Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus
Indianapolis Colts DE Jabaal Sheard
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles
Kansas City Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt
Los Angeles Chargers DT Corey Liuget
Los Angeles Rams OT Andrew Whitworth
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph
New England Patriots S Devin McCourty
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram
New York Giants S Michael Thomas
New York Jets OT Kelvin Beachum
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch
Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron Heyward
San Francisco 49ers K Robbie Gould
Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy
Tennessee Titans DT Jurrell Casey
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis

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