So close, Redskins fans.
Redskins long snapper Nick Sunberg finished second in the Walter Payton Man of the Year charity challenge, trailing only Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in votes.
The votes are in! @CameronNewton of the @Panthers has taken the win in the #WPMOYCharityChallenge! Congratulations to @NickSundberg in second place and @KyleRudolph82 on third. pic.twitter.com/k6bWsKD2O3
— Nationwide (@Nationwide) January 13, 2020
This season marked the fifth year of the charity challenge, designed as a way for fans to promote their favorite team's nominee. Votes were counted by tweets, with the hashtag #WPMOYChallenge + [insert nominee name].
By finishing second, Sundberg is given a $10,000 donation to the charity of his choice.
Redskin Nation! You guys did it! Thank you so much for your non-stop support over the last month. This has been absolutely wonderful to be a part of. Also, announcements coming shortly of all the raffle winners! https://t.co/VsYs1PBY7o
The long snapper was named the Redskins nominee because of the tremendous charitable work Sundberg has done in the community through the Redskins Loads of Love campaign. The campaign was launched jointly by Sundberg and the Redskins charitable foundation in 2017 as a way to insert laundry machines in local schools, directly impacting the homeless and those in an unstable living situation.
You can match the full video on his campaign here.
The winner of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award will be announced on Saturday, February 1 at the NFL Honors.
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