Andrew Whitworth, winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and Super Bowl LVI Champion, named as honorary chair for WalkUnitedLA, 2022 (2022)

United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Rams and Andrew Whitworth invite all in LA County to WalkUnitedLA, a signature community family 5K walk/run to end poverty on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at SoFi Stadium.

Spend your Saturday at the home of the Super Bowl Champions, for the second annual WalkUnitedLA, supporting United Way's efforts to break the cycle of poverty through housing, education, and economic opportunity. New this year will be a special commemorative centennial celebration post-walk/run featuring a "Taste of Inglewood," live entertainment, food trucks, hands-on volunteer opportunities, kids' activities and much more.

WalkUnitedLA, formerly known as HomeWalk, is the signature community event for the Los Angeles Rams and will continue to power the movement to end poverty for our unhoused neighbors, students and working families. Since 2007, HomeWalk, and now WalkUnitedLA has brought together more than 130,000 people from across Los Angeles County and raised over $10 million to end homelessness for over 20,000 of our unhoused neighbors. The event has united Angelenos supporting bold solutions to bring Everyone In through the single largest annual event to end homelessness across the nation.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with the LA Rams brought WalkUnitedLA to SoFi Stadium in its expansion to acknowledge and address the intersectional root causes of poverty, especially after a global pandemic and benefit the diverse community organizations working to build a more equitable Los Angeles.

"We are thrilled to have Andrew Whitworth, an incredible champion not only on the field but a powerful leader for positive change in our communities, join us on November 12th for a day of action, impact, and celebration to all who have made a difference for others," said Elise Buik, President, and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. "Together, we've navigated a pandemic, economic and racial inequality, natural disasters, and more to lift each other up in difficult times and support the most vulnerable among us. As we look ahead to our next 100 years, our success will be measured by whether we create a region where every individual and family can not merely survive but thrive."

"The Rams look forward to continuing our partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles through WalkUnitedLA as we deepen our commitment to fight for housing, education and equal opportunity for all neighbors and communities in need," said Kevin Demoff, Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Rams. "It's incredibly exciting to have both United Way's Centennial and the Super Bowl championship to celebrate this year, and together we will continue to do the work, tackling key issues and forging the solutions necessary to make a stronger and more vibrant Los Angeles for the next 100 years."

WalkUnitedLA participants will raise funds and awareness to end homelessness and create more affordable housing; provide equitable and quality education to all students; and ensure greater economic mobility and increased access to opportunities for working families and individuals.

First 500 registrants to receive an exclusive LVI Super Bowl Champions hat, generously donated by the LA Rams.

Local philanthropic leaders, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation will offer match funds to double the impact on fundraising.

Go to www.walkunitedla.org for more information. Together, we will WalkUnited in a day of community building for our most vulnerable neighbors and celebrate with everyone 100 years of service and impact for our communities.

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FAQs

Who won the Walter Payton award 2022? ›

Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham senior quarterback Tim DeMorat was named to the 2022 Walter Payton Award Watch List it was announced today.

Why did Whitworth win Man of the Year? ›

Days from taking the field for Super Bowl LVI, Whitworth was named the 2021 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his community service work and excellence in the game.

What award did Whitworth win? ›

Rams tackle Andrew Whitworth received the Walter Payton Man of the Year award during the NFL Honors show on Thursday night. Whitworth beat out 31 other candidates for the award which recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field.

What was on Andrew Whitworth jersey in the Super Bowl? ›

The 6-7, 330-plus pound offensive lineman was wearing a white shirt with a high school photo of a shirtless Cooper Kupp. It appears to be an image from an interview the Super Bowl MVP did with a Washington TV station.

Can you win Man of the Year more than once? ›

Two players have won the award twice, with both being the only players from their institutions to win. In 2009, Armanti Edwards from Appalachian State became the first to receive the award twice, followed in 2017 by Jeremiah Briscoe from Sam Houston State.

Did Peyton Manning win the Walter Payton award? ›

Peyton Manning, quarterback for the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts, was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. DETROIT (Feb. 3, 2006) -- Peyton Manning, quarterback for the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts, was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

What is man of the year award? ›

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton.

Who won the Payton award? ›

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Did Whitworth retire? ›

Who votes for Comeback Player of the Year NFL? ›

Who votes: A nationwide panel of media votes on the award. The NFL uses the AP's award as its official one, though several other outlets also give it out.

What is Whitworth salary? ›

2017-2019
Contract:3 yr(s) / $33,750,000
Average Salary$11,250,000
Total Guarantees$15,000,000
Guaranteed at Signing$15,000,000
Free Agent:2020 / UFA
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What time are the NFL awards? ›

All rights reserved. Each year, the National Football League hosts a two-hour long primetime awards show honoring the league's best players, performances, and plays from the previous season. This year, viewers can tune into the broadcast tonight at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and NFLN or at 9 p.m. PT on ABC.

Does Cooper Kupp get a car? ›

Unfortunately, it looks like 2022 Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp will not be getting a car this year, and it's not something new.

What is the patch on Andrew Whitworth's jersey? ›

But a promo photo posted on the team's website shows offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth wearing the “C” below the team patch. An irksome inconsistency! But wait, it gets better: Last night Whitworth was named as this season's winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Who has the Walter Payton patch? ›

The six current players who have won the award—DREW BREES, THOMAS DAVIS, LARRY FITZGERALD, JASON WITTEN, ELI MANNING and J.J. WATT—continue to wear a Man of the Year patch on their jerseys to recognize their outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities.

Why is an award named after Walter Payton? ›

' The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award goes to the player who shows an excellence off the field with their charity work and their efforts to give back to their community. The award was named after the former Chicago Bears great Walter Payton to honor his humanitarian roles when he was alive.

When was the Man of the Year award named after Walter Payton? ›

Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died (having been the 1977 recipient himself), the award was renamed to honor his legacy as a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams.

Has Tom Brady ever won the NFL Man of the Year Award? ›

His 2010 MVP was awarded in a unanimous decision; the first time this distinction was achieved. Brady was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2007, making him third NFL player to receive the award, joining Joe Montana. He and Montana are the only players to win multiple NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards.

Who has most NFL MVPS? ›

Peyton Manning holds the NFL MVP record with five awards, four of which he won while in Indianapolis and he added another in Denver. Johnny Unitas earned three at the Colts with Earl Morrall and Bert Jones each winning one. The 49ers complete the podium with five MVP awards.

Did Peyton Manning call his own plays? ›

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers refutes suggestions that Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning calls his own plays on the field.

Who votes for the Man of the Year award? ›

A panel of judges, which includes the Commissioner of the NFL, the previous year's winner, and a number of former players select the winner of the award. The Man of the Year winner receives a $250,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice.

Who is nominated for Man of the Year? ›

NFL Announces 32 Nominees for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
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Pittsburgh SteelersVance McDonald
San Francisco 49ersArik Armstead
Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson
Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Evans
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How is the person of the year chosen? ›

Every year, Time chooses the person who they think has had the most effect on the things that have happened in that year (whether those things were good or bad). The first Person of the Year was aviator Charles Lindbergh, in 1927.

Who won 2021 Walter Payton? ›

Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere was named the 2021 Walter Payton Award winner as the best offensive player in FCS football. Barriere is the fourth Eagle to win the award in its 35-year history after throwing for 5,070 yards and 46 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

Who is the man of the year in football? ›

PREVIOUS WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR WINNERS
YEARWINNERTEAM
2017J.J. WattHouston Texans
2018Chris LongPhiladelphia Eagles
2019Calais CampbellJacksonville Jaguars
2020Russell WilsonSeattle Seahawks
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Did Tyrann Mathieu win the Walter Payton award? ›

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year NFL Charity Challenge. Mathieu was announced the winner of the challenge on Tuesday, receiving the most votes on Twitter. The Tyrann Mathieu Foundation will now receive a $25,000 donation.

Is Whitworth a Hall of Famer? ›

Sean McVay sees Andrew Whitworth as a Hall of Famer five years from now.

Who left the Rams after Super Bowl? ›

The former No. 1 pick is content despite missing out on a Super Bowl title. Even before the Los Angeles Rams traded Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions, they were a threat to come out of the NFC West and challenge for a Super Bowl.

Did Tom Brady retire? ›

Brady originally retired after the 2021 season, but came out of retirement just a few months later when he said he belonged “still on the field.” The 2022 season will be Brady's 23rd in the NFL. Despite returning, the atmosphere surrounding Brady was different in the past training camp.

Did Tyrann Mathieu win the Walter Payton award? ›

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year NFL Charity Challenge. Mathieu was announced the winner of the challenge on Tuesday, receiving the most votes on Twitter. The Tyrann Mathieu Foundation will now receive a $25,000 donation.

Who won Walter Payton Man of the Year? ›

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

How is the Walter Payton Man of the Year chosen? ›

The trophy has never been intended to resemble its namesake in particular, who happens to also be one of the most-celebrated and talented athletes in NFL history. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams.

Who won the Buck Buchanan Award? ›

All 15 FCS conferences are represented on the watch list, which includes 2021 Buchanan Award recipient Isaiah Land of Florida A&M, 2020 Buchanan Award recipient Jordan Lewis of Southern and 13 other past finalists.

What is the Walter Payton award given for? ›

Walter Payton

What is the Tyrann Mathieu foundation? ›

Tyrann established his foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to achieve their dreams in his hometown of New Orleans.

Who won Walter Payton Man of the Year 2021? ›

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth has a heart for others bigger than his 6-foot-7, 330-pound frame.

Who wears the Walter Payton patch? ›

The six current players who have won the award—DREW BREES, THOMAS DAVIS, LARRY FITZGERALD, JASON WITTEN, ELI MANNING and J.J. WATT—continue to wear a Man of the Year patch on their jerseys to recognize their outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities.

Did Eli Manning win the Walter Payton? ›

Walter Payton Man of the Year 2016: Award Winners, Voting Results and Reaction. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning tied for the NFL's 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, beating out Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen for the honor.

What is the C patch on NFL jerseys? ›

In 2007, the NFL instituted a program that allowed each team to designate up to six captains per season. Chosen players are regularly honored with a "C" on their jerseys, and stars on the patch are filled in for each year of service as a captain.

Why did they name the man of the year award after Walter Payton? ›

Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died (having been the 1977 recipient himself), the award was renamed to honor his legacy as a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 nominees from the 32 different teams.

Who was Man of the Year 2019? ›

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell is a five-time Pro Bowl pass rusher, but now he can add one of the league's most prestigious honors to his resume: Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Campbell was named the 2019 NFL Man of the Year during Saturday's NFL Honors award show in Miami.

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