Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is one of three finalists for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.Fitzgerald was also a finalist in 2012.Joining Fitzgerald as this year’s finalists are Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. The award, to be presented on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Houston, site of Super Bowl LI, recognizes a player’s community service and playing excellence.“Larry, Eli and Greg are not only top-tier athletes, but also men of great character, integrity and generosity of spirit,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in announcing the finalists. “Their passion for community and helping others is having a positive impact on countless individuals and communities, and it’s something we should all celebrate.”A total of $1 million will be donated in the name of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, with $500,000 going to a charity of his choice and $500,000 supporting the expansion of Character Playbook across all NFL markets. The two other finalists will each receive a $125,000 donation to the charity of their choice and a $125,000 donation in their names to expand Character Playbook.Last year’s winner was wide receiver Anquan Boldin.Fitzgerald, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, led the NFL in… Read full this story
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