NEW YORK (AP) – Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the many 32 nominees introduced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the 12 months award.
Not like prior to now, when three finalists had been chosen earlier than a recipient was chosen, one participant from each NFL group is a finalist. All might be acknowledged and take part in NFL capabilities throughout Tremendous Bowl week. The Man of the 12 months might be revealed at NFL Honors, when The Related Press’ particular person NFL awards are introduced Feb. 2 (Saturday evening) in Atlanta.
The Man of the 12 months is honored for excellent neighborhood service off the sector, in addition to excellence on it. It was established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 for the Corridor of Fame working again.
“The Man of the 12 months Award provides us the chance to acknowledge 32 exemplary gamers whose dedication to excellence extends on and off the sector,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated. “This 12 months’s nominees have used their platforms to rework communities throughout the nation. We’re happy with their work and rejoice their dedication and impression by way of this award.”
A complete of $500,000 might be donated within the identify of the 2018 recipient, with $250,000 going to Character Playbook, the NFL and United Means’s digital character schooling program. An extra donation of $250,000 might be made to the charity of his selection.
The opposite 31 finalists will obtain a donation of $50,000 of their identify to broaden Character Playbook, and an extra donation of as much as $50,000 to their charity of selection. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Basis, United Means Worldwide, and Nationwide, the presenter of the Walter Payton Award.
The 5 present gamers who’ve received the award – Drew Brees, Thomas Davis, Larry Fitzgerald, Eli Manning and J.J. Watt – put on a Man of the 12 months patch on their jerseys. All 2018 finalists will put on a Man of the 12 months helmet decal starting this week by way of the tip of the season.
Arizona Cardinals – Antoine Bethea
Atlanta Falcons -Grady Jarrett
Baltimore Ravens -Brandon Carr
Buffalo Payments- Lorenzo Alexander
Carolina Panthers- Julius Peppers
Chicago Bears- Trey Burton
Cincinnati Bengals- Carlos Dunlap
Cleveland Browns -Christian Kirksey
Dallas Cowboys- Dak Prescott
Denver Broncos – Von Miller
Detroit Lions- Matthew Stafford
Inexperienced Bay Packers- Kenny Clark
Houston Texans- Whitney Mercilus
Indianapolis Colts -Jabaal Sheard
Jacksonville Jaguars -Blake Bortles
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs- Dustin Colquitt
Los Angeles Chargers – Corey Liuget
Los Angeles Rams -Andrew Whitworth
Miami Dolphins -Kenny Stills
Minnesota Vikings -Kyle Rudolph
New England Patriots – Devin McCourty
New Orleans Saints – Mark Ingram
New York Giants -Michael Thomas
New York Jets – Kelvin Beachum
Oakland Raiders – Marshawn Lynch
Philadelphia Eagles – Chris Lengthy
Pittsburgh Steelers – Cameron Heyward
San Francisco 49ers -Robbie Gould
Seattle Seahawks -Ok.J. Wright
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -Gerald McCoy
Tennessee Titans -Jurrell Casey
Washington Redskins – Vernon Davis
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