The Raiders official web page posted on Monday morning that Michael Huff was the nominee from the Oakland team for his volunteer work with his community and charity.
The award is given out each year to the player that is considered to have worked the hardest with their community and charity on a volunteer basis, as reported on the article.
There is a player nominated by each NFL team, and Huff will be the Raider representative for this year’s award.
The award is selected by the former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner Roger Goodell, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, Connie Payton (wife of the late Walter Payton), and former players from the previous year’s Award winners.
According to the article, the winner receives $25,000 donation in his name. The other 31 players receive a $1,000 amount to donate to their charities as well. Also, the four finalists receive, in addition to the 1K, $4,000 to donate as well.
The top three finalists will be announced by the end of this month. The winner will be announced on Super Bowl weekend.