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Larry Fitzgerald named Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year

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What Fitz does on the field is no surprise anymore, but his work off the field is even more impressive.

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There is not much that limits Larry Fitzgerald on the field, at 33 years old he is tied for the NFL lead in receptions at 88, is 120 yards away from another 1000 yard receiving season and he continues to be the best wide receiver on the Arizona Cardinals roster.

Yet, something that is maybe overlooked about Fitzgerald is his contributions to the community off the field, where he is every bit the man he is on it.

Fitzgerald has been generous and philanthropic throughout his career, and was a Walter Payton Man of the Year finalist in 2012 for the entire NFL.

He again is being recognized for his generosity, as he has been named the “Arizona Cardinals/Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” presented by Nationwide. From the team:

Fitzgerald's two foundations, the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, show what type of player and person Fitzgerald is and what he means to the Arizona Cardinals organization and the community.

From the Cardinals:

If you want to help Fitz and his cause, use #FitzgeraldWPMOYChallenge on any social media platform of your choice, the player with the most used unique hashtag will earn another $25,000 to the charity of their choice.

Congratulations to Larry Fitzgerald and thank you for being a player Arizona Cardinals fans can be proud of.