Former Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, is one of 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
The winner will be announced during the fifth Annual NFL Honors awards show, a two-hour primetime special airing nationally on Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl 50, from 9-11 p.m. ET on CBS. For being nominated, Berry wins $5,000 to give to a charity of his choice.
Despite battling cancer in the past year and working tirelessly to beat that and return to football, Berry has remained active in the community, using his charity The EB Foundation to help fund everything from sports camps to international projects in under-developed areas.
“I wanted to give back just because that’s what my family did,” Berry said in this video from NFL.com.