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2019 NFL Man of the Year Nominees and Their Notable Contributions 1



The NFL recently announced the 32 nominees (one from each team) of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. It will be handed on February 1 during the NFL Honours, on the eve of the Super Bowl. 

One of these nominees will receive the prestigious award. All of them will receive a $50,000 donation to their choice of charity while the winner will receive a $250,000 donation.

All donations are from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide.

Nationwide is also continuously rolling out a Charity Challenge wherein fans can vote through Twitter by using the hashtag #WPMOYChallenge followed by the nominee’s name. Challenge winners will also receive $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000.

Let’s take a close look at the first 15 nominees’ most notable contributions.

2019 NFL Man o the Year Award nominees

David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals RB): His Mission 31 Foundation raises fund to provide opportunities for seriously ill children and their families

Ricardo Allen (Atlanta Falcons DB): A member of the Falcons’ Social Injustice Committee which addresses and resolves various forms of social injustices in Atlanta

Brandon Carr (Baltimore Ravens DB): His Carr Cares Foundation advocates for sports and education for children

Lorenzo Alexander (Buffalo Bills LB): His ACES Foundation encourages participation in sports to achieve a healthy mind and body and raises money for medical causes

Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers QB): His Cam Newton Foundation commits itself to enhance the lives of youth through addressing their educational, social, and physical needs

Allen Robinson II (Chicago Bears WR): His Within Reach Foundation targets to impact up to 5,000 students through various outreach programs by 2020

Giovani Bernard (Cincinnati Bengals RB): The Bernard Family Foundation, through Gio, aims to help Haiti, the family’s ancestral country

Jarvis Landry (Cleveland Browns WR): Champions finding a cure to cystic fibrosis, an inherited disorder affecting the digestive system, lungs and other internal organs

Travis Frederick (Dallas Cowboys OL): His Blocking Out Hunger Foundation raises fund to support local food banks, fighting hunger in North Texas

Justin Simmons (Denver Broncos DB): Works directly with various community organizations, volunteering more than 3,500 minutes to 20 different local organizations in 2019 alone

Devon Kennard (Detroit Lions LB): Advocates for education and literacy and volunteers as a youth mentor

Blake Martinez (Green Bay Packers LB): Volunteers at homeless shelters; involves in Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Salvation Army; donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for every 100 followers he earns on and 100% of the money he receives from ads and subscriptions

D.J. Reader (Houston Texans DL): Actively supports the National Kidney Foundation after losing his father to a kidney failure

Pierre Desir (Indianapolis Colts DB): Donated a weight room known as the FHC Performance Center to his former high school; also supports the Lupus Foundation of America 

Calais Campbell (Jacksonville Jaguars DL): His CRC Foundation donates to local charities in Denver; designates four charities every month to receive funds based on his on-field performance 

Learn how other NFL players contribute in Part 2 of this article.

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