Walter Payton Man of the Year

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Arik Armstead Man of the Year nominee: Reads for Justice

Considered the league's most prestigious honor, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide recognizes NFL players who have exhibited excellence on-the-field, and whose passion to impact lives extends beyond the game. This year's nominee for the San Francisco 49ers - for the second consecutive season - is defensive lineman Arik Armstead, whose foundation works for education equality in the public school system.