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Pierre Garcon named Redskins' Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2016

Pierre Garcon named Redskins' Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2016

Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon has a reputation as one of the most passionate competitors on the field. As remarkable as his play, Garçon brings equal energy to serving the community, specifically children and the needy in Haiti, his ancestral home. 

Such work on behalf of others has earned Garçon the Redskins' 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The distinction makes him eligible for the league wide award at the end of the season. 

He gives back to the Washington community through the Pierre Garçon Helping Hands Foundation, hosting the annual Pierre Garçon All-White Party, which has raised more than $400,00 for the Boys & Girls Clubs, according to Redskins.com

He also devotes his free time to helping out with Redskins Charitable Foundation events. 

Fans will also remember Garçon's efforts to support Haiti and provide disaster relief after the 2010 earthquake that rocked the island nation. He makes annual aid trips to Haiti as well.

When Hurricane Matthew stuck this year, Garçon helped lead the Redskins' humanitarian efforts, personally accompanying a delivery of bottled water and medical supplies to Hospital Bernard Mevs in the capital of Port-au-Prince. 

He richly deserves the recognition for his good works. 

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Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens joins Giants staff

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens joins Giants staff

What a difference a year makes for Freddie Kitchens.

After a tumultuous season in his first year as the Browns head coach in 2019, Kitchens was fired at the end of the season. On Monday, reports surfaced that Kitchens would be joining new Giants head coach Joe Judge's staff in New York.

According to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Kitchens is expected to be hired as the Giants tight ends coach.

From head coach to position coach in just a month's time, that's quite the fall off for Kitchens.

Kitchens and Judge had previously worked together at Mississippi State in 2005. Kitchens served as the Bulldogs' running backs coach, while Judge was just starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant.

The two have not crossed paths since, but obviously maintained a relationship strong enough for Judge to bring the former head coach onto his staff.

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Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Dwayne Haskins reflects on bond with Kobe Bryant from pre-draft workouts

Terrible news hit America on Sunday when word came out that basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and seven others. 

A tragic event for a man and a player that made an impact far beyond basketball. Bryant was known for many things, but more than any, it might have been his competitive spirit. A five-time NBA champion and an 18-time All-Star, Bryant's play was defined by a fluid game and an unstoppable spirit. 

For Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins, he got to see some of Bryant's spirit up close. Last year, before the NFL Draft, Haskins trained at Bryant's gym in Los Angeles, and their encounters made an impression on the signal-caller. 

"He's definitely a guy that brings a lot to the table as far as how he trains, how he prepares and what he expects out of his teammates. Very, very demanding," Haskins said of Bryant. "I want to be able to have that other tool, being able to have that edge that Kobe had. Of course, I play like that, but I'd be able to lead like that. That's why I studied Kobe."

Haskins is one of many young athletes that grew up watching Bryant, and for plenty, idolizing Bryant. 

After the news broke Sunday, Haskins reacted on Twitter.

Haskins said it well: RIP to a legend. Gone too soon. 

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