In case you missed it, our very own Jarrett Payton was in attendance at Super Bowl XLIX to present the NFL Man of the Year Award, in honor of his father, Walter Payton.
The NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence. Finalists for this year were Anquan Boldin of the San Francisco 49ers, Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
This year’s winner was Thomas Davis – who received a $50,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide. The two additional finalists received $10,000 donations in their names from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide.
According to NFL.com, “The finalists were chosen from among the 32 team nominees for the award, all of whom receive a $5,000 donation from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide to the charity of their choice. The selection panel is comprised of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Connie Payton, Pro Football Hall of Fame members Frank Gifford and Anthony Muñoz, 2013 winner Charles Tillman and Sports Illustrated football writer Peter King.”
Jarrett Payton joined the Argus family in 2012 with the debut of his beer, Jarrett Payton’s All-American Wheat Ale. Read more about his beer here.