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Man of the Year: Campbell honored

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell (93) is presented the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award during the 9th Annual NFL Honors awards show, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 in Miami. (Todd Rosenberg/NFL)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Calais Campbell received one of the NFL's highest honors Saturday.

It was a well-deserved one, too.

Campbell, a 12-year defensive end, on Saturday evening received the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award – an award that honors a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as on-field accomplishments.

It is considered one of the NFL's most-prestigious awards. Campbell, who has played with the Jaguars the past three seasons, received the award during Saturday's NFL Honors award show in Miami. It was the final award given at the event.

Campbell, along with his mother and seven siblings, formed the CRC Foundation – named after his late father, Charles – in 2009. The CRC mission is to enhance the community through teaching critical life skills to young people.

"[His] impact extends far beyond the field," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "During his 12 seasons in the league, he has been a tremendous role model for the youth he serves through his CRC Foundation and is incredibly deserving of the league's most prestigious honor."

Campbell, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, was the defensive Most Valuable Player of the Pro Bowl last Sunday. He was the runner-up for Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017, his first season with the Jaguars.

Campbell was previously nominated for NFL Man of the Year in 2011 and 2014.

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