Philadelphia Eagles defensive ending Chris Long was appointed the Walter Payton Man of the Year on Saturday for his actions off the area.

Long donated the entire quantity of his first four match checks to finance his”firstquarter for Literacy” program, that provides free books and mentoring services to families.

Long also said he would match up to $25,000 to contributions from some other opponent who wanted to donate.

Besides the award, the will donate $250,000 to the Chris Long Foundation, which includes programs focusing on military appreciation, water, homelessness and childhood.


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