Beginning Wednesday, fans can begin voting for Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry by using his unique hashtag on any social media platform for the Charity Challenge.
Berry's hashtag is:
The nominee whose unique hashtag is used the most by Thursday, Dec. 31, will receive a $20,000 donation to their charity of choice, courtesy of Nationwide.
The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, named for the legendary Chicago Bears running back, is unique among league honors as it represents the only league award that recognizes a player's off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
While the accolade has been bestowed annually since 1970, no franchise has garnered more honorees than the Chiefs. Former Kansas City players who have taken home the Gladiator statue include LB Willie Lanier (1972), QB Len Dawson (1973), LB Derrick Thomas (1993), G Will Shields (2003) and G Brian Waters (2009).