Defenisve lineman Cam Heyward has been named the Steelers nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the team announced on Tuesday.
Cam Heyward is nominated for the award as the Steelers representative for the fifth time in his career. He has never won the award, last being nominated for the award in 2021. Jerome Bettis presented Heyward with the nomination, who won the award back in 2001 while with the Steelers.
Through the Heyward House, Heyward has raised money and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and more throughout the year. Part of it is the event Cam’s Kindness Week, which was launched for the first in September prior to their game against the New York Jets. It occurred at various locations throughout the city in order to carry out different acts of kindness in the Pittsburgh community.
Could it be the time that Heyward wins it? He certainly seems due, although the award is just a sidebar to the acts of kindness that Heyward carries out throughout the year in the Pittsburgh community. Through his foundation, Heyward travels throughout the city, setting up events such as Cam’s Kindness Week to make an impact for various causes in other areas.