Eli Manning, Boldin, Watson finalists for Man of Year award

Jan 24, 2016 9:32 PM by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson are the three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

The winner will be announced during NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time special airing nationally on CBS on Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl.

A $55,000 donation will be made in the winner's name to a charity of his choice, and the two runners-up will receive an $11,000 donation. The other 29 team finalists received a $5,000 donation.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of Commissioner Roger Goodell, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, sports writer Peter King, Connie Payton - widow of Walter Payton - and former players Anthony Munoz and LaDainian Tomlinson and last year's winner, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.


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