Packers Kenny Clark nominated for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark (97) and guard Lane Taylor ride bikes to NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay Packers have named their Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee.

Defensive lineman Kenny Clark earned the nomination through his work on the field and his investment in the community.

Each NFL team announced their nominees Thursday.

The winner will receive $500,000. Half will go toward the NFL's character education program, Character Playbook, and the other half will go toward a charity of the winner's choice.

As a nominee, Clark will wear a Walker Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season and will participate in the Charity Challenge, a social media challenge that encourages fans to tweet using a unique hashtag for each player. The player with the most mentions between Dec. 6 and Jan. 13 will win an additional $25,000 donation to their charity.

Fans can support Clark's charity, Prison Fellowship – Angel Tree, by using the hashtag: #WPMOYChallenge + Clark

The top three finalists will be announced in January with the winner named in Atlanta during a two-hour awards special on Feb. 2, the eve of Super Bowl LIII.

For the past three years, Clark has been involved in multiple charity organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

The award is named for Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton.


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