By Lisa Johnson //@LJ1303
Congratulations to Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills who is Miami’s nominee for this year’s Walter Payton Man of The Year award. He has been nominated in back to back seasons.
.@KStills has consistently utilized his position as a professional athlete to make an impact on and off the field around social justice, inclusion and equal rights.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 6, 2018
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.
No one player works harder then Stills at bringing communities together, and when I say communities, I mean all communities. This offseason Stills packed an RV and traveled city to city in volunteering and working with communities. He worked with areas of social justice and grassroots organizations. This year, his tour ended in Montgomery, Alabama. He is hoping to get sponsors and continue to do this road trip every offseason. He is working to put together a documentary about the road trip.
Closer to home in Miami, he has also partnered with local police to help start a dialogue and build connections between the community and the police. He has hosted several town halls on this subject.
He is helping build communities through education and hard work. This man not only shows off his talents on the field but is exceptional off the field as well.
Although it’s sometimes overshadowed by coverage of his kneeling before games, Kenny Stills has been doing great work in the community for YEARS. He’s pretty good at football, but he’s an even better person. https://t.co/c0aFfnRjdJ
— Almost Sports Miami (@AlmostSportsMIA) December 6, 2018
Kenny Stills is continuing to make a difference, one community at a time.
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