New York Giants - Giants.com - Saquon Barkely2022 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Saquon Barkley is the Giants' nominee for the 2022 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service as well as excellence on the field.
"Being the recipient for the New York Giants and getting honored is truly amazing," Barkley said. "It's something that was a goal of mine when I got drafted. I want to win the whole thing. But it's not just about winning the award. It's all about the work you do within the community to try to make an impact and try to make change. I'm very fortunate. I'm very blessed to have the opportunity to play the sport that I love and live out my dream and be able to have an impact on children. That's something I wanted to do from the moment I stepped on the field and the moment I was drafted by the Giants. To finally be a recipient for them and hopefully the winner for them is something that's a dream of mine and a goal of mine. Hopefully, I'm able to accomplish it."
Read about Barkley's non-profit, The Michael Ann & Saquon Barkley Hope Foundation, his work with Covenant House's Executive Sleepout, Children of Promise, and his goal to raise awareness for 22q:
🎥 Saquon inspires change (narrated by Eli Manning)
Barkley added another seminal distinction to his remarkable year when he was named the Giants' nominee for the 2022 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.