Peppers, Miller named among NFL finalists for Man of Year
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, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. The Man of the Year will be revealed at NFL Honors, when The Associated Press’ individual NFL awards are announced Feb. 2 during Super Bowl week 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.
A total of $500,000 will be donated in the name of the 2018 recipient. The other finalists will receive a donation of $50,000 in their name to expand Character Playbook, and an additional donation of up to $50,000 to their charity of choice.