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Packers LB Brad Jones
The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is given to a NFL player for his contributions off the field – Photo by Ray Rivard.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones has been nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.  The award’s winner will be announced this coming Super Bowl weekend.

Among Jones’ charitable efforts are:

Brown County Human Services Department Pals Program

Families of Children with Cancer 

Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley 

Sister Bay Lions Club 

WPS Health Insurance Pro vs. G.I. Joe program 

Campbell’s Chunky Soup Click for Cans competition, which donated food to Wisconsin food pantries 

Mike and Jessica McCarthy Golf Invitational for the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison 

Packers’ Draft Day parties

Green Bay Packers Golf Invitational


Often times, the efforts of these players off the field aren’t as widely seen or known and this is a nice showing for Jones, who has become a regular in the Packers defense over the past two seasons.


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10 thoughts on “Packers Linebacker Up For Major NFL Award

  1. I realize that this is something really good and actually very meaningful, and don’t want to denigrate what he has done.

    Still, I can’t help but picture the dad on Christmas Story: “It’s a major award!”

  2. A major award? Is the trophy a lamp in the shape of a leg?

    Joking…of course.

    Good for Brad Jones. The Payton Award is a major award. It says a lot about a guy to even be nominated.

  3. Jason – just like to say … nice picture! That’s one of mine that I let float around the Internet. If at all possible, would you mind giving credit? Not a big deal … kinda honored you thought it good enough to use. Thanks. GO! PACK! GO!

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