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Linebacker Blake Martinez named Packers' nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 12:48:34-05

GREEN BAY -- Linebacker Blake Martinez has been chosen as the Green Bay Packers' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

The annual honor "recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and is among the league’s most prestigious awards," according to a news release.

Martinez will get to wear a 'Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year' helmet decal through the end of the season in recognition of his nomination.

The fourth-year linebacker was selected for "his continual investment of his time and talents outside of football in the community," the news release says.

"In Green Bay, he has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and the Salvation Army. He was a part of the Green Bay Packers 13th Annual Tailgate Tour that helped raise money for local nonprofit organizations throughout southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa and the Milwaukee area. He has participated in the Packers Give Back Celebrity Bowling Event the past three years to help raise money for NWTC and CASA, and recently he has visited cadets at the Challenge Academy in Fort McCoy, and helped with a Play60 football camp at nearby Syble Hopp School."

Find more information about the Man of the Year award on the NFL's website.