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49ers WR Torrey Smith Nominated for 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Torrey Smith is not only a brilliant player but also a reputable charitarian. Torrey Smith’s reputation as one of the most explosive players in the NFL followed him to San Francisco in 2015, his first season as a member of the 49ers and his charitable contributions span from coast-to-coast. On Wednesday, The San Francisco 49ers announced that Torrey Smith is the team's nominee for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. The 32 nominees will be pared down to three finalists which will be announced on January 22nd. The winner will be announced in Houston, Texas, the site of Super Bowl LI, during the sixth annual NFL Honors awards show, on February 4th. Smith will direct his nominee donation $50,000 towards the Torrey Smith Family Fund, a nonprofit spearhead by Smith and his wife. Smith said, he must strive to be the best man that can be by setting a good example for his two boys as well as those who look up to him. This marks the third time Smith has been selected for the prestigious accolade, as the Ravens nominated Smith twice (2013-14) during his four seasons in Baltimore.