Tue. Sep 29th, 2020

Bobby Wagner nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man…

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Bobby Wagner nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man...


The Seattle Seahawks selected star middle linebacker Bobby Wagner as their nominee for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Presented by Nationwide, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for community service and other off the field areas, as well as performance on the field.

“This means a lot,” Wagner said. “I’ve been fortunate to see so many guys around me inspire me do amazing things off the field and do more than just play. I’m thankful to be in the position to make a small difference in our community.”

Wagner has been involved in a handful of charities in his time with the Seahawks, including “Walk for Wagner” for stroke awareness and “BWagz Sees You” where he delivered supplies to homeless people in the Seattle area.

As a nominee, Wagner will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season in recognition of his accomplishments on and off the field.

From the press release:

“The 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 1, the eve of Super Bowl LIV, on FOX.

All 32 nominees will receive a donation of up to $50,000 in their name to their charity of choice. For his donation, Wagner has selected the HBCU Foundation, which provides scholarship aid to deserving students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award will receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation and Nationwide.”

Bobby Wagner nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

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