Hall of Famers Who have Won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

12/02/2015

The NFL announced today the 32 players honored as their team’s Man of the Year. Representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, these players are now eligible to win the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award . The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field.

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 Gold Jacket Will Shields won the award in 2003.

There have been 24 Hall of Famers who have won the award during their NFL career since 1970 when the award was first given out. Those Hall of Famers include:

1970 - Johnny Unitas   
1972 - Willie Lanier     
1973 - Len Dawson      
1974 - George Blanda       
1976 - Franco Harris       
1977 - Walter Payton      
1978 - Roger Staubach    
1979 - Joe Greene    
1981 - Lynn Swann         
1985 - Dwight Stephenson   
1988 - Steve Largent     
1989 - Warren Moon       
1990 - Mike Singletary    
1991 - Anthony Muñoz    
1992 - John Elway       
1993 - Derrick Thomas    
1994 - Junior Seau     
1996 - Darrell Green    
1997 - Troy Aikman      
1998 - Dan Marino     
1999 - Cris Carter   
2000 - Derrick Brooks      
2001 - Jerome Bettis          
2003 - Will Shields   

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