New Orleans Saints name punter Thomas Morstead their man of the year, nominate him for the league-wide honor _lowres

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH --New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) punts the ball in a NFL pre-season game between the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens in the Superdome in New Orleans Thursday, August 28, 2014.


For his charity work benefiting children and people battling cancer, punter Thomas Morstead deserves to win this season’s Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the Saints said Tuesday.

The Saints honored Morstead as their team’s man of the year, and that enters him into consideration for an award presented by Nationwide insurance that recognizes one NFL player for both outstanding community service and success on the gridiron.

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