By Dorothy J. Gentry
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won the 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, announced Thursday night during the televised NFL Honors ceremony.
Prescott was nominated for his work on his Faith Fight Finish (FFF) Foundation which focuses on colon cancer research, mental health and suicide prevention, bridging the gap between law enforcement and the communities they serve and offering assistance to people dealing with hardships.
His Foundation. is named after the three words his mother left him and his brothers before she died of cancer.
The Water Payton NFL Man of the Year Award honors an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. Prescott joins Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Jason Witten as Cowboys who have won the award.