ATLANTA – New Orleans Saints defensive finish Cameron Jordan was among the many 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Yr Award, which was introduced Thursday night time.
Based on a league assertion, the award represents the most effective of the NFL’s dedication to philanthropy and group impression.
“NFL gamers are excellent, beneficiant males of character who give again to their communities,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated in a press release. “Walter Payton represented the easiest on and off the sector and this yr’s Man of the Yr nominees exemplify his legacy of philanthropy and management. We’re proud to help gamers as they use their platforms to drive constructive change.”
Jordan has embodied the spirit of the award because the Saints drafted him in 2011.
In a press release recognizing Jordan’s nomination, the Saints level out the star defensive finish has participated in a group service exercise nearly each off day.
Whereas he has completed quite a lot of group occasions, Jordan primarily has targeted his service on actions at faculties, together with schooling, literacy, anti-bullying and bodily health.
In 2014, on a Tuesday a few weeks earlier than Christmas, Jordan participated in his Saints Youngsters Membership clinic, for which he’s the spokesperson and appeared at three different group service occasions hosted by different teammates.
Jordan has additionally been a supporter of the army, and within the 2017 offseason, he went on a league USO tour to Southwest Asia to go to U.S. Troops.
The Saints level out Jordan received the affect to be so lively locally from his father, Steve, a thirteen-yr tight finish with the Minnesota Vikings, who was the identical means throughout his tenure in Minnesota.
The winner of the award can be introduced on Feb. three, 2018, a day earlier than the Tremendous Bowl.