Saquon Barkley added a Man of the Year nomination to an impressive comeback season

Saquon Barkley is always quick to include Walter Payton in any discussion of the NFL’s greatest players.

Now the two names are in the same sentence for a different reason, as Barkley has been named the Giants’ 2022 nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a combination of outstanding community service and on-field performance.

According to the Giants, Barkley received the Local Hero Award for his charitable contributions to the United Way of New York City, which helped the nonprofit raise $2.4 million for children and families. Her support of New Jersey’s Covenant House, which helps youth affected by homelessness and human trafficking, includes serving as celebrity chair of the Sleep Out: Executive Edition fundraiser, which raised nearly $5.5 million during her four-year run. involves doing

All 32 NFL teams nominate one player each year for the award. Past winners, including Eli Manning in 2016, will wear a commemorative patch on their jerseys throughout their careers.

Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley
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“My goal for the rest of my career is to play a season or seasons with this logo,” Barkley told “When I saw that Eli had that logo, I was jealous.”

After two injury-plagued seasons, Barkley leads the Giants with 1,055 rushing yards, 40 receptions and eight touchdowns.


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