Using their ultra-super powers for good, NFL players around the league have dedicated their lives to protecting their communities and saving the world. When they’re not scoring touchdowns or tackling for loss, NFL players are finding ways to serve their hometowns and team cities – even during the season when time off the field is very limited. Because of this, each week during the regular season, the NFLPA #CommunityMVP program recognizes one player who has demonstrated a commitment to making a positive impact in his community. The weekly Community MVP winners will also become eligible for the NFLPA Alan Page Community (APC) Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player.NOMINATE A PLAYER SEE PAST WINNERS
2018 WEEKLY WINNERS
With a new city to save, Tyrann Mathieu blessed 250 Houston kids with backpacks and school supplies.
In the spirit of 9/11 Day, Melvin Gordon was a hero for the hungry by taking part in the Los Angeles Meal Pack.
2018 - Chris Long, Philadelphia Eagles
2017 - Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles
2016 - Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers
2015 - Chad Greenway, Minnesota Vikings
2014 - Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
2013 - Charlie Batch, Pittsburgh Steelers
FULL WINNER LIST
ALAN PAGE COMMUNITY AWARD
ABOUT ALAN PAGE
Half Pro Football Hall of Farmer, half Minnesota Supreme Court associate jusitce, Alan Page has always used his powers for good.
On the field, Page was an unstoppable force, swallowing up quarterbacks and opponents in his hulking grip as part of the Minnesota Vikings' defensive line - better known as the "Purple People Eaters." Possessing an endurance that was out of this world, the All-Pro lineman played in 218 consecutive games and, in 1971, became the first player to win both the Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in the same season. Along the way, he was never afraid to fight for justice in the league. As an NFLPA player rep (1970-74, 76-77) and member of the union’s Executive Committee (1972-75), Page ensured that player rights were protected and advanced.
Gridiron great by day and legal scholar by night, Page earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and worked at a law firm while still playing in the NFL. After hanging up his cleats in 1981, he soared up the legal ladder until he was elected as an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, where he served from 1992 to 2015.
Although he’s retired from football and the bench, Page is still fighting for good. Through The Page Education Foundation, he and his wife Diane provide financial and mentoring assistance to minority students in exchange for the students’ commitment to engage in community volunteer work.
RULES & CONDITIONS
NFLPA Community MVPs will be selected by a committee of NFLPA staff. Community MVPs will be announced on Friday of each week. The NFLPA will make a $10,000 donation to the player’s foundation or charity of choice and provide two Delta Private Jets roundtrip plane tickets to the player for being named the NFLPA Community MVP. Each week’s runner-ups will be recognized by name and with a photo and description of their charity work on the following Monday in a social media post as part of a related campaign called #CommunityMVP Mondays. Once a player has been named Community MVP, he is not eligible to win again during the same season. Players will vary by positions and by NFL teams.
Players must meet the following criteria to be considered for Community MVP: Charitable/community initiative is organized and led by an individual player and/or his foundation (not an NFL team or sponsor-led initiative). Player should be active with a specific cause or through his foundation. The community/charitable initiative should have taken place within the one-week period (Thursday of the preceding week to Wednesday of the current week) before the Community MVP is announced. Player should have participated in recent community work or held other recent events. From the pool of weekly Community MVPs, a distinguished panel of judges will choose five finalists for the Alan Page Community Award, each of whom will receive an additional $10,000. From those five finalists, the active player membership will vote for the APC Award winner, who will receive $100,000 for his foundation or charity of choice.