The “Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” award honors a player each year who best exemplifies excellence both on and off the field. It was created in 1970 and renamed for the late great former Bears running back after his death in 1999.

One player is nominated from each team and three finalists will be selected with the winner being announced the weekend of the Super Bowl in February.

Here are the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominees: