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Giants Now: Saquon Barkley makes impact in the community

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Saquon Barkley continues to make impact on the community

Saquon Barkley is not a one-dimensional football player, nor is he when it comes to his charitable efforts.

That makes him special on both fronts and why he is the New York Giants nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is the league's most prestigious honor and acknowledges NFL players who excel on the field and demonstrate a passion for creating a lasting positive impact beyond the game in their communities.

All 32 club nominees will wear a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season. The winner will be announced during NFL Honors, a primetime awards special, on Thursday, February 8. Barkley, who was also the Giants' nominee last year, will look to join Eli Manning (2016) as the only Giants players to win the award.

Each of this year's nominees will receive up to a $55,000 donation, and the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winner will receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of his choice.

"I understand that God has blessed me with an unbelievable talent along with an unbelievable opportunity to play in the National Football League and to be a person that a lot of kids look up to," Barkley said. "I want to make sure that with the time I have playing in the NFL and on this earth, I try to make a change, try to make an impact on someone's life and fulfill my purpose."

The Michael Ann & Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation recently hosted an annual coat drive for Children of Promise NYC, which can be found in the video below.

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