The Washington Redskins announced today their nomination of tight end Vernon Davis for the WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE. Considered one of the league’s most prestigious honors, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. Each of the league’s 32 nominees were announced today.
Vernon Davis was selected for his deep commitment to the community over his last three seasons with the Redskins. He has participated in countless events hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, including Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combines, the Redskins Runway Show, the 4th and Life High School Football Forum and many others. Throughout his years on the team, Vernon has looked for unique ways to support and improve the lives of children in the community where he was born and raised.