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Raiders Nominate Michael Huff For Walter Payton Award

For his charitable acts and volunteer work off the field the Raiders have tabbed Michael Huff as their official nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Each NFL franchise nominates one player from their team for the award with the winner’s charity receiving a $25,000 donation in their name.

Huff’s season on the field was highlighted with an impressive transition to playing cornerback. The safety was asked to learn a new position on the fly due to the Raiders’ complete lack of depth. After a shaky start Huff blossomed into the Raiders’ most dependable corner which might not be saying much but does speak to his dedication.

As for his many deeds done off the field Huff was extremely active in the community including representing the Raiders for the United Way’s TEAM NFL. He recently visited an elementary school in Oakland as part of the NFL’s Play 60 program and even helped serve Chipotle burritos as part of Raider Fan appreciation night.

The NFL will announce three finalists later this month then will reveal the winner of the award at the Super Bowl.

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