Walter Payton Man of the Year

Walter Payton Man of the Year

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 team presents one nominee and AJ Cole represents the Silver and Black. Cole will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season in recognition of his accomplishments on and off the field.
Fans are encouraged to participate in Nationwide's Charity Challenge (now through January 8, 2023), a social media campaign which gives fans the opportunity to show support for Cole as the Silver and Black's WPMOY nominee and offers the Raiders punter a chance to secure additional donations from Nationwide for Special Olympics Nevada. Fans are encouraged to vote on Twitter by using #WPMOYChallenge and AJ Cole or #WPMOYChallenge and @AJCole90.

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Past Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominees

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YearNominee
2022AJ Cole
2021Darren Waller
2020Alec Ingold
2019Tahir Whitehead
2018Marshawn Lynch
2017Bruce Irvin
2016Dan Williams
2015Justin Tuck
2014Marcel Reece
2013Usama Young
2012Michael Huff
2011Rock Cartwright
2010Nnamdi Asomugha
2009Sam Williams
2008Nnamdi Asomugha
2007Oren O’Neal
2006Nnamdi Asomugha
2005Jarrod Cooper