Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Nominees Feature Wisconsin Connections

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.

 
Team Nominee
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
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Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]