Muhammad Wilkerson: New York Jets Nominee for Man of the Year Award

By Alan Schechter

Muhammad Wilkerson was given quite the honor by the NFL just earlier today.

Each year, the league nominates a player from each team for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Walter Payton was known as both a model of consistency and excellence on the field, and a model citizen off of the field, and this award honors a player that meets that distinction. Muhmmad Wilkerson was the choice by the group from the New York Jets.

Each nominee receives a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. The three selected finalists receive an additional $5,000, and the winner receives an additional $20,000.

To be one of 32 players selected in the entire league is a testament to the character of Muhammad Wilkerson. Congratulations to Big Mo. Here is the list of all of the nominated players:

2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominees