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Raiders announce Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee

Updated December 7, 2021 - 11:42 am

Darren Waller has been chosen as the Raiders’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

The annual honor is in recognition of a player’s off-field impact in addition to their play on the field. Each of the league’s 32 teams announced their nominees Tuesday.

Waller’s well-documented triumph over substance abuse and his openness about his day-to-day battle dealing with addiction have been an inspiring story during his three years with the Raiders.

As has his off-field work, for which he was recently recognized in Las Vegas as the “Tyler Robinson Foundation Inspiration” recipient at the Rise Up Gala. The event raised over $2.6 million to assist families financially dealing with pediatric cancer.

The NFL Man of The Year award will be presented during Super Bowl week.

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