Bills name Jackson 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills running back Fred Jackson is the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year, for his off-field contributions to the community.

Jackson, who won the award for the second time, received the honor after practice with his teammates huddled around him.

“We have a lot of great guys on this team. A lot of guys that do a lot of different stuff in the community for a lot of people so anytime you get that award, it’s one that you’re definitely proud of,” said Jackson.

Each team selects a winner each season, with one overall NFL Man of the Year award handed out. The winner receives a $25,000 donation to the charity of his choice, while two other finalists receive $5,000 donations. The remaining 29 nominees receive $1,000 for his charity. Jackson picked Carly’s Club as his charity this season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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