Cardinals name Corey Peters as their Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
The Arizona Cardinals named Corey Peters as their 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year due to his contributions on the field and in the community.
It’s Peters’ second recognition for the award that includes a nomination for one player on every NFL team each year. He first was nominated in 2011 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.
The NFL will gift Peters $40,000 to give to the charity of his choice, and he is one of the 32 eligible candidates to win the league’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year honor. That national winner will be announced the week of Super Bowl LV and receive a $250,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
Peters has continued growing the Peters Education Enrichment Project (PEEP) since 2012 to help children develop life skills and leadership abilities.
The 32-year-old started a bi-weekly book club in Phoenix’s South Pointe School District.
He also, with the help of the Harvest Compassion Center, donated Thanksgiving turkeys to families in the school district this year and handed out care packages to families in need back in July.
Peters has involved himself in skills camps for school-age players and has also been outspoken about social justice reform, education reform and the importance of voting.
The Cardinals captain recorded 15 tackles and two sacks this season before a knee injured ended his season after nine games played.
2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees
|Arizona Cardinals||Corey Peters|
|Atlanta Falcons||Steven Means|
|Baltimore Ravens||Bradley Bozeman|
|Buffalo Bills||Harrison Phillips|
|Carolina Panthers||Shaq Thompson|
|Chicago Bears||Jimmy Graham|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Geno Atkins|
|Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett|
|Dallas Cowboys||Jaylon Smith|
|Denver Broncos||Justin Simmons|
|Detroit Lions||Trey Flowers|
|Green Bay Packers||Corey Linsley|
|Houston Texans||Michael Thomas|
|Indianapolis Colts||Jacoby Brissett|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Josh Lambo|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Travis Kelce|
|Las Vegas Raiders||Alec Ingold|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Isaac Rochell|
|Los Angeles Rams||Andrew Whitworth|
|Miami Dolphins||Byron Jones|
|Minnesota Vikings||Eric Kendricks|
|New England Patriots||Devin McCourty|
|New Orleans Saints||Demario Davis|
|New York Giants||Dalvin Tomlinson|
|New York Jets||Pierre Desir|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Rodney McLeod|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Vance McDonald|
|San Francisco 49ers||Arik Armstead|
|Seattle Seahawks||Russell Wilson|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Mike Evans|
|Tennessee Titans||Kevin Byard|
|Washington Football Team||Jonathan Allen|