Walter Payton NFL Man of the year

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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.

Congratulations to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, winners of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. Congratulations to Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen who was a finalist for the award.

2016 Man of the year Winners

Larry Fitzgerald
Wide Receiver
Arizona Cardinals
Eli Manning
New York Giants

Award Nominees