Philadelphia PA: As the Season starts to comes to an end and the those teams contine to fight for their spot in the Playoffs, the NFL releases its nominees for the awards for 2015 season. On Wednesday the NFL announced that Eagles LB Connor Barwin is the Eagles nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. This is the 2nd year in row that Connor Barwin has been the Eagles nominee for this award.

What is the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award?

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1970. It was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton. Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community.

The three finalists will be announced in January 2016. The winner will be announced during the 5th Annual NFL Honors awards show, a two-hour primetime special airing nationally on Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50, from 9-11 p.m. ET on CBS

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