Aaron Jones Is Green Bay Packers Nominee For Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
For the second year in a row El Paso’s fave Green Bay Packer, Aaron Jones, has been named the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for the Green Bay Packers!
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is awarded to players in the NFL who are committed to giving back to their communities through philanthropy and charity work as well as their excellence on the field.
“He has an incredible passion for helping his communities and we couldn't think of anyone better suited for this honor,” read a post on the A & A All The Way Foundations Instagram.
The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community and for the Green Bay Packers, nominating Aaron was a no brainer.
"We are so proud of Aaron and all the work he does off the field for the community here in Wisconsin and in his hometown of El Paso," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "He exemplifies what it means to be devoted to both his team and his community. He is a great player, and an even better person. We are so fortunate to have him in Green Bay."
32 players are selected as their team's Man of the Year and become eligible to win the national award.
For the eighth year, each Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee will also take part in the Charity Challenge which is a social media campaign designed to support and promote team nominees.
You can vote on Twitter by using #WPMOYChallenge followed by your favorite nominee's last name or Twitter handle. For Aaron Jones fans, make sure to use his social media handle to help him win some extra cash for the A & A All The Way Foundation: @showtyme_33
The player whose unique hashtag is used the most will receive a $25,000 contribution to his charity of choice, while the second and third place finishers will receive $10,000 and $5,000 donations.
Last year’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award went to Los Angeles Rams’ Andrew Whitworth.