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Larry Fitzgerald named finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year

Larry Fitzgerald has had a great year on and off the field.

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For the Arizona Cardinals, 2016 did not go as planned.

Yet, for Larry Fitzgerald, he was able to again set himself a part from everyone else not only on the field, but off of it.

For his work off the field and in the Arizona community, Larry Fitzgerald has been named one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

The overall winner will be announced in Houston at the NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special the night before Super Bowl LI and will receive a $500,000 donation to the charity of his choice and a $500,000 donation in their name to expand Character Playbook across all NFL markets.

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.

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