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Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Recognized for outstanding charity work
Posted at 8:55 AM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 09:41:59-05

Three exceptional NFL players are finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. On the line hundreds of thousands of dollars for their charity of choice.

Raven's tight end Benjamin Watson, Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt, and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olson were announced as the finalists for one of the NFL's most prestigious awards Sunday night during the Jaguars, Patriot's halftime.

Watson is known for his charity work, creating his One More Foundation back in 2008. Their most recent effort was helping people in the Dominican Republic escape sex trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Watson has also helped refugees in the Middle East, and hosts multiple events during the holiday season feeding and giving presents to needy families.

This isn't the first time Watson's been recognized for his community service. In 2014 he was named one of CNN's Most Extraordinary People. He often speaks out on social injustice through social media and news networks.

The winner will be announced February 3rd, the night before the Superbowl.