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Alfred Morris Had A Pretty Awesome Friday

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 17, 2014 – 4:13 pm

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Alfred Morris entered Redskins Park on Friday with two empty hands. He left with a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and a figurative plane ticket to Hawaii. 

Because Eddie Lacy is subbing in for Adrian Peterson and either Marshawn Lynch or Frank Gore will be unable to attend, Morris will represent the Redskins in the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl.

He also got a hug from Robert Griffin III and wore the best T-shirt I saw all day. If he eats his greens, Alfred can skip to Honolulu. Read more »


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A Look Back At Walter Payton Man Of The Year Alfred Morris

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 17, 2014 – 2:55 pm

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Alfred Morris has a smile for every child he meets, which is part of the reason he was named the Redskins 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Morris is one of the most light-hearted people you’ll ever meet, but he takes his responsibility to the community seriously. He often cites his own experiences receiving charity from others as the impetus for his generosity.

In light of his award, let’s take a look back at a number of the community events Morris and his teammates helped make possible. Read more »


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Alexander’s ‘Man Of The Year’ Résumé

Posted by Brian Tinsman on January 6, 2012 – 10:26 am

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For the second consecutive season, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has been selected as the Redskins’ candidate for the Walter Payton Man of the Year.

The award emphasizes excellence on and off the field, and highlights players that are especially active in their communities.  Let’s review Alexander’s impressive résumé: Read more »


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Awards Season At Redskins Park

Posted by Matt Terl on December 30, 2010 – 12:14 pm

In the NFL, the big individual honor is a berth in the Pro Bowl; those were announced a couple of days ago, and the one Redskins player who’s definitely going already knows it. The big team honor, of course, is a division title, and the Redskins were eliminated from contention for that weeks ago.

Which is not to say that there are no honors left to be bestowed here. In fact, two separate awards were handed out today.

First up: Lorenzo Alexander was selected as the Redskins’ Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year. Every team names one; three finalists are invited to the Super Bowl, and one of them is named as the overall winner. The award honors off-the-field-community service as well as on-field excellence; London Fletcher was the Redskins’ recipient last year and became one of the three finalists.

If you just search for Lorenzo Alexander on this blog, it immediately becomes clear how much he deserves this award. The titles of the posts more or less alternate between “Alexander does something nice in the community” and “Alexander levels some guy on special teams and is praised by the coaches.”

The other award is a bit less august but no less serious: the annual Good Guy award from the local media.

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