The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award has announced its nominees, with multiple oustanding players possessing connections to Wisconsin.
The Green Bay Packers are represented by center Corey Linsley.
Former Wisconsin Badgers Alec Ingold is representing the Las Vega Raiders.
Fellow Wisconsin Badger Russell Wilson is the Seattle Seahwaks’ representative.
Courtesy: NFL Man of the Year
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community.
Representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, 32 players are selected as their team’s Man of the Year and become eligible to win the national award.
The winner of the award each year receives a $250,000 donated to the winner’s charity of choice. All other 31 nominees receive up to $40,000 donated to their charity of choice. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation and Nationwide.
|Arizona Cardinals||Corey Peters|
|Atlanta Falcons||Steven Means|
|Baltimore Ravens||Bradley Bozeman|
|Buffalo Bills||Harrison Phillips|
|Carolina Panthers||Shaq Thompson|
|Chicago Bears||Jimmy Graham|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Geno Atkins|
|Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett|
|Dallas Cowboys||Jaylon Smith|
|Denver Broncos||Justin Simmons|
|Detroit Lions||Trey Flowers|
|Green Bay Packers||Corey Linsley|
|Houston Texans||Michael Thomas|
|Indianapolis Colts||Jacoby Brissett|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Josh Lambo|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Travis Kelce|
|Las Vegas Raiders||Alec Ingold|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Isaac Rochell|
|Los Angeles Rams||Andrew Whitworth|
|Miami Dolphins||Byron Jones|
|Minnesota Vikings||Eric Kendricks|
|New England Patriots||Devin McCourty|
|New Orleans Saints||Demario Davis|
|New York Giants||Dalvin Tomlinson|
|New York Jets||Pierre Desir|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Rodney McLeod|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Vance McDonald|
|San Francisco 49ers||Arik Armstead|
|Seattle Seahawks||Russell Wilson|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Mike Evans|
|Tennessee Titans||Kevin Byard|
|Washington Football Team||Jonathan Allen|