Georgia Great Nominated For Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

Georgia Great Nominated For Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

News & Rumors

Georgia Great Nominated For Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

Contact @UGAFootballLive

A UGA great has been nominated for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Former Georgia tight end Benjamin Watson, currently with the Baltimore Ravens, has been nominated for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, given to a player who represents the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

Former Georgia safety Thomas Davis was the recipient of the prestigious award in 2015.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had this to say of Watson:

“Congratulations to Ben Watson – just an incredible representative for the Ravens and for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Nobody could represent us that we could be more proud of. He just says it all. Ben is right – it’s not just one guy, it’s a whole team full of people. So many times in our league, the headlines are the not so positive things, and that’s a reflection of life. It’s the world we live in; maybe it’s always been that way. But, positive things are going on in the world and in football and with these guys in these locker rooms. That’s something to be very proud of. I know it affects a lot of people every single day in this community and elsewhere. Ben Watson is just an amazing representative. How eloquent is he? He’s just so well-spoken; he has such an amazing message. They’re such an amazing family, and it has just been a real privilege to know the Watsons since they’ve been here in Baltimore. He’s going to be playing for quite a while, I’m sure, but when his playing career is all over – this guy is going to have quite an impact with whatever he decides to do. If he runs for office, I’ll be voting for him. I’ll be on the campaign trail, I promise you, because he can make a difference in the world. We’re really proud of Ben Watson.”

This season Watson has caught 45 passes for 347 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Latest

More UGAwire
Home