The Las Vegas Raiders have announced fullback Alec Ingold as their nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The prestigious award is given to the player that best exemplifies excellence both on and off the field.
Ingold has helped pave the way for running back Josh Jacobs as the seventh-leading rusher in the league. Aside from his presence in the locker room, he also made it a point to ramp up his philanthropic efforts during an unprecedented 2020 NFL season.
Ingold took to Twitter to give his reaction on being named for the honor:
We’re just getting started! pic.twitter.com/yNEBo19VtP
— Alec Ingold (@AI_XLV) December 10, 2020
It has been a busy year for Ingold, who is in his second season with the Raiders after signing as an undrafted rookie free agent prior to the 2019 campaign. Although he has not been with the team very long, he has managed two make his impact felt both in the locker room and the community.
Ingold took on an active role leading up to Election Day by taking part in a “Get Out and Vote” campaign. He also helped host a training program with Special Olympics athletes called “Virtual Fall Sports & Fitness,” which was conducted from home.
Ingold has plans to kickstart several adoption campaigns that include Adoption Month and a local television series featuring local children seeking fostering or adoption.
The nominees from each team are going to wear a helmet decal until the end of the 2020 campaign and are set to receive a $40,000 donation to a charity of their choice. They will also be recognized in the weekend leading up to Super Bowl LV.
The winner of the award will be announced during NFL Honors and receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of his choice, along with a jersey patch to wear during games.