I have gushed over what Allen Robinson has done on the field in 2019, but his nomination to be the Chicago Bears’ representative for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award suggests we should shed a light on some of his off-field contributions.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee for the Chicago Bears this season,” Robinson said, via the Bears’ official site. “This means a lot to me, especially given what the Payton name means to this city, organization, and league.”
Check out some of Robinson’s work with the “Within Reach Foundation,” which provides educational opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be available to low-income and inner-city students in Chicago:
Again, there has been a lot of good that Robinson has brought to the gridiron. But giving back to the community and being honored in this way is a big deal in its own right.