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Quincy Enunwa nominated for Walter Payton Man of the Year award

Enunwa, who is not playing this season after undergoing neck surgery, volunteers with middle school students as part of the Jets’ PLAY 60 Challenge and is involved with the NYC PAL.

Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa looks on during

Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa looks on during OTAs at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Monday, May 30, 2017. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa is the team’s nominee for the Walton Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

The award is given to a player who exhibits a strong commitment to philanthropy and community relations.

Enunwa, who is not playing this season after undergoing neck surgery, volunteers with middle school students as part of the Jets’ PLAY 60 Challenge and is involved with the NYC PAL, which allows more than 1,200 kids to play sports for free.

In May, Enunwa received the United Way of New York City’s Hometown Hero award.

Last year, Enunwa was named the Marty Lyons Community Service Award winner for his work in the community.

Every NFL teams nominates a player for the Payton award and the three finalists will be announced in January. The winner is announced Feb. 3, the day before Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

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