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Packers nominate Aaron Jones for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of an NFL...
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)(Matt Ludtke | AP)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 8:08 AM CST
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Green Bay Packers have nominated RB Aaron Jones for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

“It means everything to me,” Jones said. “Me and my family have always been big on giving back to the community and different things like that. Just to be mentioned in the same sentence as some of these guys who are nominated or some of these guys who have won before is a huge honor.”

Jones says his mother and late father instilled in him a duty to service off the football field. Alvin Jones, Sr. and Vurgess Jones spent a combined 56 years in the U.S. Army.

Jones, a Texas native, has given back in his hometown of El Paso and here in Green Bay. Click here to learn about all of his charitable efforts.

Jones and his twin brother, Alvin Jr., formed the A&A All the Way Foundation to support young people. The brothers also host the Jones Brothers Youth Skills Camp in El Paso.

Jones has teamed up with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.

Each NFL team nominates a player for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. All nominees receive a $40,000 donation for a charity of their choice. The winner will receive a $250,000 donation for charity.

The winner will be announced Super Bowl weekend.

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