Diese hohe Auszeichnung wird von der NFL an Spieler vergeben, die auf dem Feld herausragende Leistungen zeigen und neben dem Feld außergewöhnliches soziales Engagement beweisen. Diese NFL-Spieler haben bislang den „Man of The Year Award“ gewonnen.

Alle Gewinner des Walter Payton Man of the Year Awards

✪ 2019 – Calais Campbell – Jacksonville Jaguars
✪ 2018 – Chris Long – Philadelphia Eagles
✪ 2017 – J.J. Watt – Houston Texans
✪ 2016 – Larry Fitzgerald & Eli Manning – Arizona Cardinals New York Giants
✪ 2015 – Anquan Boldin – San Francisco 49ers
✪ 2014 – Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers
✪ 2013 – Charles Tillman – Chicago Bears
✪ 2012 – Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys
✪ 2011 – Matt Birk – Baltimore Ravens
✪ 2010 – Madieu Williams – Minnesota Vikings
✪ 2009 – Brian Waters – Kansas City Chiefs
✪ 2008 – Kurt Warner – Arizona Cardinals
✪ 2007 – Jason Taylor – Miami Dolphins
✪ 2006 – LaDainian Tomlinson & Drew Brees – San Diego Chargers bzw. New Orleans Saints
✪ 2005 – Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts
✪ 2004 – Warrick Dunn – Atlanta Falcons
✪ 2003 – Will Shields – Kansas City Chiefs
✪ 2002 – Troy Vincent – Philadelphia Eagles
✪ 2001 – Jerome Bettis – Pittsburgh Steelers
✪ 2000 – Derrick Brooks & Jim Flanigan – Tampa Bay Buccaneers bzw. Green Bay Packers
✪ 1999 – Cris Carter – Minnesota Vikings
✪ 1998 – Dan Marino – Miami Dolphins
✪ 1997 – Troy Aikman – Dallas Cowboys
✪ 1996 – Darrell Green – Washington Redskins
✪ 1995 – Boomer Esiason – New York Jets
✪ 1994 – Junior Seau – San Diego Chargers
✪ 1993 – Derrick Thomas – Kansas City Chiefs
✪ 1992 – John Elway – Denver Broncos
✪ 1991 – Anthony Munoz – Cincinnati Bengals
✪ 1990 – Mike Singletary – Chicago Bears
✪ 1989 – Warren Moon – Houston Oilers
✪ 1988 – Steven Largent – Seattle Seahawks
✪ 1987 – Dave Duerson – Chicago Bears
✪ 1986 – Reggie Williams – Cincinnati Bengals
✪ 1985 – Dwight Stephenson – Miami Dolphins
✪ 1984 – Marty Lyons – New York Jets
✪ 1983 – Rolf Benirschke – San Diego Chargers
✪ 1982 – Joe Theismann – Washington Redskins
✪ 1981 – Lynn Swann – Pittsburgh Steelers
✪ 1980 – Harold Carmichael – Philadelphia Eagles
✪ 1979 – Joe Greene – Pittsburgh Steelers
✪ 1978 – Roger Staubach – Dallas Cowboys
✪ 1977 – Walter Payton – Chicago Bears
✪ 1976 – Franco Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers
✪ 1975 – Ken Anderson – Cincinnati Bengals
✪ 1974 – George Blanda – Oakland Raiders
✪ 1973 – Len Dawson – Kansas City Chiefs
✪ 1972 – Willie Lanier – Kansas City Chiefs
✪ 1971 – John Hadl – San Diego Chargers
✪ 1970 – Johnny Unitas – Baltimore Colts