Russell Wilson wins 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award


Russell Wilson has won the NFL's 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Wilson has long been one of the league's most charitable players.

His weekly visits with patients at Seattle Children's Hospital continued this season, albeit over Zoom due to the pandemic. Wilson is also active in the community through his Why Not You Foundation. In addition, the Seahawks star quarterback took a prominent social justice role in the Black Lives Matter movement. Wilson and his wife Ciara also donated one million meals to Feeding America to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seahawks put out a Twitter thread with all the details of Wilson's philanthropic efforts.

Here's a closer look at his visits with Seattle Children's through the perspective of the families that the quarterback has impacted over the years.

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love changes things,” Wilson said in his acceptance speech.

Congratulations to Wilson for the well-deserved honor.