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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Rans offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was named the 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year on Thursday night.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award is presented annually by the NFL honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.

Whitworth, a native of Monroe, La., played at LSU from 2001 to 2005. He played 11 season with the Cincinnati Bengals who drafted him in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He is now in 5th season with the LA Rams.

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SeanLSU28 months
That speech was epic. Whit has put together a hall of fame career playing football and an even greater career off the field during that time impacting communities. Wow!
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SeanLSU28 months
correction: native of West Monroe, LA.
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LSUfourLife28 months
Governor of Louisiana! Shoe in.
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Hurricane Mike28 months
I remember when guys like Bruce Matthews went into the HOF as like the oldest lineman ever. Never thought Whitworth would be a guy to eclipse that, although Bruce had more years of service to this point. Definitely underrated in college and the NFL.
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MrKnowItAll28 months
Good lesson there.... You can always find where a man's passion is, by the depths of the footprints he leaves. Congratulations Andrew Whitworth.
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And Tyrann Mathieu won the Walter Payton Man of the Year NFL Charity Challenge. Great representation for LSU.
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MountainMan1128 months
Awesome Speech! We all need to be more like Big Whit!
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BlackPot28 months
Always liked Whitworth. I played high school ball, on the o-line while he was playing at LSU. I guess I gravitated watching the big uglies during those times. I always watched Whit for whatever reason. Guess he was just big as shite and we played the same position? IDK. Long story short, congrats to the big man.
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BlackPot28 months
Dammit, this man needs to win on Sunday now. Burrow has a long career. Whit is at the end. He needs that ring.
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WirelessMike28 months
Probably one of the finest products to come out of the state of Louisiana. I met him once in Monroe many years ago (I was a friend of his sister) and his dad is nearly as tall is he is. I had no idea he would stay in the league this long or have the impact he's had. All I recall is that he was kind and very proud of his family... and BIG!
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bengalman28 months
That's what its all about. The world needs A LOT more AW's!
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Im4LSUnTN28 months
That speech is one for the ages. Whit exudes class and community leadership.
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jamboots0828 months
Great message that he delivered in his speech. Great representative of LSU. Damn good man.
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CharlesLSU28 months
How lucky are we as fans to have someone like this MAN to be an ambassador for LSU and the State of Louisiana? I leave for work today inspired…….thanks Whit!
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RaginTXTiger28 months
A man amongst men....this world need people like Whit. Congrats big man! A job well done.
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pecxs28 months
Rans or Rams?
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Deplorable Duke28 months
Rans, and he gets a pass. Because frick the Rams!
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Lucky Loper28 months
Truly what life is about. Trying to help others as much as possible. Can’t make a difference in everyone’s life, but to the ones you do-it’s worth it. Pretty cool Big Whit
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CaptainJ4728 months
Hell yeah! Congrats AW! What a class representative of the tigers!
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