Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward has been named the NFLPA’s Community MVP for Week 9 of the 2019 season.
Heyward was recognized for raising $200,000 at The Heyward House Homecoming to benefit the programs of The Cameron Heyward Foundation, the charity that Heyward founded in 2015.
The Heyward House benefits local kids through a series of programs to help kids with back to school supplies, clothes for interviews and internships, birthday parties for underprivileged families, aid for cancer research and more.
For being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will donate $10,000 to the foundation. Heyward also becomes eligible for the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award.
The 30-year-old Heyward was born in Pittsburgh and is the son of former Pitt running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward. He’s in his ninth professional season after joining the Steelers out of Ohio State.