Rivers Up For The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

QB Philip Rivers, Ravens center Matt Birk and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman are finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award. The award will be presented February. 4th in Indianapolis, when The Associated Press announces the winners of its annual NFL honors, including Most Valuable Player.

The only league award that recognizes a player’s community service as well as his playing excellence, the Walter Payton winner will have a $20,000 donation made in his name to his favorite charity. Rivers, Birk and Tillman were chosen from among the 32 team nominees, all of whom receive a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. The three finalists will receive an additional $5,000 donation in their name.


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