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Cameron Heyward calls Man of the Year award ‘the greatest honor of my life’

After six nominations, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward finally won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award this year. This was his third straight year as a finalist.

Heyward sent out the tweet below noting that he considered the award the greatest honor of his life. Heyward was given then the award during the NFL Honors, and an official presentation was done at the Super Bowl.

Heyward does a tremendous number of good works through The Heyward House, his organization. Here is a great description of what they do from their official site:

The passion that Cam shows on the field doesn’t stop when his uniform comes off. It is actually the other way around – Cameron carries the passion he feels about life onto the field with him.
At the core of Cam’s heart are kids – whether it’s visiting with children who have serious medical conditions, taking kids shopping for winter clothes, or sending birthday presents and cards to kids who rarely get celebrated. He knows that every kid needs to have one person who is in their corner, rooting for them at all times.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire