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Silver Minings: Alec Ingold named Raiders’ nominee for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

The fullback receives the prestigious honor

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, the Raiders announced that fullback Alec Ingold was the team’s nominee for the annual Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in the NFL, the award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. There is one player nominated from all 32 teams.

As a nominee, Ingold, will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season in recognition of his accomplishments both on and off the field. What helped Ingold earn the nomination was how he was able to spread awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families.

He’ll be active as he’s involved with several campaigns including Adoption Month and a Las Vegas television station series which features local children seeking fostering or adoption. He is also working with the Clark County Department of Family Services on social media postings to raise awareness for their foster and adoption programs.

For more on all the incredible work Ingold has done to earn the nominee, you can read more about him over on the official team site. It’s truly remarkable what he’s done, and I’m glad he’s being recognized for his work.

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