Pep­pers, Miller named among NFL fi­nal­ists for Man of Year

The Idaho Statesman - - Sports - BY BARRY WILNER


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.

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