In what has become a bit of an NFL tradition now, Pittsburgh Steelers star Cameron Heyward has gotten one of the league’s major honors.
The star DT is the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.
This is the sixth time — and third in a row — that the star tackle has gotten this distinction, which recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service and on-field excellence, so it’s not much of a surprise to see him cracking the list again.
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Heyward has always stayed close to the community, giving back and serving as an ambassador for the Steelers organization.
That’s especially on display during his annual ‘Cam’s Kindness Week,’ where he reaches out and makes daily appearances on different factions of the community.
He doubled down on that initiative this season by working closer to the youth, providing his life experience as a mentor.
He teamed up with The Caring Place, which offers programs to support children and families grieving a big loss.
Heyward knows that firsthand, as he lost his father at just 16 years old and while still in high school.
That’s why he’s taken it upon himself to try and be a positive figure for those who are also struggling with the loss of a family member.
On top of that, Heyward has been a mainstay in the Steelers’ organization since he made his debut at 22 years old, and he’ll go down as one of the greatest players and leaders in the history of this franchise.