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Eli Manning presents Walter Payton Man of the Year to Calais Campbell

Eli Manning presents Walter Payton Man of the Year to Calais Campbell.

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

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.

The winner of the award each year receives $250,000 donated to United Way in his name to expand Character Playbook across the country and up to $250,000 donated to the winner's charity of choice. All other 31 nominees will receive a $50,000 donation in their name to expand Character Playbook and up to $50,000 donated to their charity of choice. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation, Nationwide and United Way Worldwide.

To further celebrate and promote the 32 team nominees, Nationwide, the presenting sponsor of the award, will execute the third annual Charity Challenge. Fans are encouraged to post#WPMOYChallenge_ and their favorite nominee's last name on social media between December 6th to January 13th. The nominee who receives the most hashtag mentions will win an additional $25,000 donation to his charity of choice from Nationwide, the runner-up will receive $10,000 and the third-place winner will receive $5,000._

Congratulations to Kyle Rudolph on winning the 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Charity Challenge presented by Nationwide! Tune in to NFL Honors, February 2nd on CBS to see who will be announced as the 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

2019 WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR

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Calais Campbell

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MAN OF THE YEAR CHARITY CHALLENGE

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) talks with the press after a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (Logan Bowles / NFL)

Congratulations to Cam Newton who received the most votes in Nationwide's 5th annual Charity Challenge, a social media campaign designed to support and promote team nominees. Cam Newton will receive a $25,000 contribution to his charity of choice. Congratulations to Nick Sundberg and Kyle Rudolph, the second and third place finishers, who will receive $10,000 and $5,000 donations, respectively. All donations are courtesy of Nationwide. Tune in to NFL Honors on February 1 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX to find out who will win the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide!

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D.J. Reader HOUSTON TEXANS DEFENSIVE END LEARN MORE
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