NFL IN BRIEF Pep­pers, Miller, among 32 Man of Year fi­nal­ists

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Julius Pep­pers, Von Miller and Ver­non Davis are among the 32 nom­i­nees for the NFL’s Wal­ter Pay­ton Man of the Year award.

Un­like in the past, when three fi­nal­ists were se­lected be­fore a re­cip­i­ent was cho­sen, one player from ev­ery NFL team is a fi­nal­ist. All will be rec­og­nized and par­tic­i­pate in NFL func­tions dur­ing Su­per Bowl week. The Man of the Year will be re­vealed at the NFL Hon­ors awards cer­e­mony Feb. 2 in At­lanta.

The Man of the Year is hon­ored for out­stand­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice off the field as well as ex­cel­lence on it.

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