Rutgers University is celebrating two of its most charitable alumni, twin brothers and NFL defensive backs Jason and Devin McCourty. The McCourty brothers were both inducted into The Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor any alumnus can receive. The members of this prestigious group are selected based on their outstanding achievements in professional and civic life.
Both brothers have numerous esteemed accomplishments on and off the field. Devin, a safety for the New England Patriots, has played in the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl, and last year, was nominated for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. He also received the Champion Award from Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015 for his dedication to supporting kids and tackling sickle cell disease—a cause that both he and his brother Jason have committed to through their “Tackle Sickle Cell Campaign.”
Jason, a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, has gained individual accolades of his own. On the field, he led all cornerbacks in tackles this past season. He was also a finalist for the 2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award and was nominated for the NFL’s 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Both brothers were nominated for the 2015 Byron “Whizzer” White Award, the highest honor the NFL Players Association can give a player. The award recognizes players who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team’s cities and hometowns.
The McCourty brothers continue to prove why they are nominated and selected for numerous prestigious awards and groups like the Byron “Whizzer” White Award and The Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. But for Jason and Devin, giving back to their community and supporting causes close to their hearts is not done for the awards and accolades. The McCourty brothers dedicate themselves to creating awareness for important causes and ultimately developing better communities for others, not for themselves.
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