Linebacker Von Miller is that this yr’s Broncos nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Yr award, offered yearly to a participant for his or her dedication to philanthropy and neighborhood tasks.
Every staff nominates one participant. In response to the league, new this yr shall be all 32 gamers being acknowledged throughout the weekend main as much as Tremendous Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The winner shall be introduced throughout the NFL Honors present on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The winner can have a complete of $500,000 in donations made of their identify – – $250,000 apiece to increase Character Playbook (the league and United Means’s digital character training program) and to the charity of his alternative. Each nominee will obtain a $50,000 donation to the charity of his alternative.
All nominees will put on a Man of the Yr helmet decal beginning this week and for the remainder of the season.
Miller was knowledgeable of his nomination by former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throughout a ceremony Wednesday on the Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse. Miller’s household was additionally readily available as a shock.
In 2012, Miller’s second yr within the league, he based Von’s Imaginative and prescient, which gives low-income youngsters with imaginative and prescient care and eye exams. Miller has raised greater than $4.5 million for this system and youngsters from 25 colleges and organizations within the Denver space have acquired free eye care.
Earlier Broncos nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Yr award: Cornerback Chris Harris (2017), tight finish Virgil Inexperienced (2016), security David Bruton (2015), guard Ben Garland (2014), linebacker Wesley Woodyard (2010-11 and ‘13), guard Zane Beadles (2012), cornerback Champ Bailey (2008-09), cornerback Domonique Foxworth (2007), vast receiver Rod Smith (2004 and ’06), security John Lynch (2005), linebacker Ian Gold (2003) and vast receiver Ed McCaffrey (2002).
Quarterback John Elway is the one Broncos participant to win the award (1992), which was first offered in 1970 and renamed after Payton in 1999.