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7:34 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday for his activities off the field.
Long donated the entire amount of his first four game checks to fund his First Quarter for Literacy program, which gives free books and mentoring services to families.
Long also said he would match donations up to $25,000 from any opponent who wanted to donate.
In addition to the award, the NFL will donate $250,000 to the The Chris Long Foundation, which includes programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, homelessness and youth.
This article was originally published by Espn.com. Read the original article here.