NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be recognized and participate in NFL functions during Super Bowl week. The Man of the Year will be revealed at NFL Honors, when The Associated Press’ individual NFL awards are announced Feb. 2 (Saturday night) in Atlanta.
The Man of the Year is honored for outstanding community service off the field, as well as excellence on it. It was established in 1970 and renamed in 1999 for the Hall of Fame running back.
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