FRISCO, Texas – Center Travis Frederick is one of 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, representing "the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact," the league announced in a press release Thursday.
Each of the 32 teams has a nominee. The winner will be announced at the NFL Honors primetime award show on Feb. 1, the eve of Super Bowl LIV in Miami.
Frederick, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has started every game this season after successfully returning from Guillain-Barre syndrome, an auto-immune disease that sidelined him in 2018.
Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation is dedicated to providing support for children in the Dallas area who struggle with hunger. The Nourish2Flourish program has provided over 100,000 meals to over 6,400 children. Visit http://www.nfl.com/manoftheyear to read more about Frederick's positive impact on the community.
A $250,000 donation will be made to the winner's charity of choice, and all 32 nominees will receive a donation of up to $50,000 in their name to their charity of choice.
Tight end Jason Witten represented the Cowboys as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winner in 2012.