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Who’s The NFL’s Most Generous Athlete?

A $1 million prize is on the line for the most charitable player of 2017

It's all about making nice before the big Super Bowl war on Sunday. On Saturday night, the NFL will present the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award to the player who displayed the biggest dedication to philanthropy and community impact during the season. The NFL created the award in 1999 in memory of the Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back and his humanitarian efforts in the community, particularly those regarding organ donation awareness. Today, the Payton Award includes $1 million in funds from the NFL Foundation, United Way Worldwide, and Nationwide—$500,000 of which goes to a charity of the winner’s choosing. The two runners up will take $125,000 each to the charity they designate. Here are this year’s three finalists:

Eli Manning, New York Giants

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