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Kyle Wilson named Jets' 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year
The Jets have named cornerback Kyle Wilson as the team’s 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his involvement in community service.
Since his arrival to the Jets, Kyle has been heavily involved in the Jets Play 60 program in addition to many other off-the-field endeavors. In 2011, he became the team’s official spokesman for the Jets Play 60 program and has appeared at over twenty Play 60 events.
As the Jets’ award winner, Wilson will receive $1,000 to donate to the Piscataway High School varsity football team, his 501(c)(3) organization of choice. Wilson is eligible to win the national Walter Payton Man of the Year Award and be recognized at a press conference during Super Bowl Week in New York/New Jersey. The national winner will receive $25,000 to donate to the 501(c)(3) organization of his choice. Since 1970, the NFL has awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award to recognize a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.