From granting scholarships to forming foundations promoting literacy, to getting kids active, these players represent the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact and are now eligible to with the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, presented nationwide.
The next part of the process will be to have three of the nominees selected as finalists for the award, which will be announced in January 2015.
The winner will be announced in Arizona during the 4th Annual NFL Honors awards show, which will be aired nationally on Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC.
Each of the 32 team nominees receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to the charity of their choice. The three finalists will receive an additional $5,000 donation, and the winner will receive an additional $20,000 donation in his name.
“We admire and support the important work that these players and so many other NFL players are doing to serve their communities,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL.
“The NFL is filled with outstanding young men who help schools, shelters, and countless other organizations and good causes. We thank our players for recognizing the positive impact they can have in the lives of their fellow citizens and seizing that opportunity to make difference.”