Justin Simmons is a Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate
Putting others ahead of yourself is something people should strive for to give people hope in everyday life. That’s a Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate.
It was announced today that the Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year. Every single team picks a representative to be a Walter Payton Man of the Year.
It is one of the strongest and possibly most prestigious awards at the NFL Honors. The award recognizes players that do work in the community and give people hope again.
The Broncos announced the young star safety as their candidate on Thursday.
Simmons is a worthy candidate for the award. He is a well-grounded, team-first individual who prides himself on exactly what is mentioned above. In every single event off the field, Simmons makes it a priority to be there.
One act of kindness can change a person’s life. The Broncos safety is a God-fearing man who loves to impact lives. While winning Super Bowls does mean a lot to Simmons, touching an individual life is the best gift he could give.
One cause that Simmons cares a lot about is one he wears on his feet. Fuel Up to Play 60 is the cause Simmons has on his cleats, one that holds a special place in his heart.
Fuel Up to Play 60 raises awareness for physical health and being active in everyday life. It affords people the opportunity to be the very best person you can be.
Denver has had plenty of incredible players come through their system and impact the community. The team has had a nominee every year, but only one person has won the award. Denver Broncos GM/President of Football Operations John Elway won the award in 1992 when he was a player.
All of these players deserve the award for changing lives. Simmons being nominated is an incredible honor and one that means a great deal to him.
We live in a world that can be dominated by hate, but the greatest gift we can give to someone is love. Loving our neighbor as ourselves is a trait one needs to treasure.
Visiting hospitals, giving food to the needy and any act that places hope to those that need it is a world all should sign up for. Simmons is impacting all the people he encounters.
This makes the Broncos safety a deserving recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year.