Darren Waller has been chosen as the Raiders’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
The annual honor is in recognition of a player’s off-field impact in addition to their play on the field. Each of the league’s 32 teams announced their nominees Tuesday.
Waller’s well-documented triumph over substance abuse and his openness about his day-to-day battle dealing with addiction have been an inspiring story during his three years with the Raiders.
As has his off-field work, for which he was recently recognized in Las Vegas as the “Tyler Robinson Foundation Inspiration” recipient at the Rise Up Gala. The event raised over $2.6 million to assist families financially dealing with pediatric cancer.
The NFL Man of The Year award will be presented during Super Bowl week.