Denver Broncos Player Initiatives

Player Initiatives

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2021 Denver Broncos Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: S Justin Simmons

2021 Denver Broncos Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: S Justin Simmons

Selected by the Broncos in the third round (98th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft from Boston College, Simmons has consistently demonstrated a commitment to using his platform to impact the community during his six seasons as a Bronco. Simmons' commitment to his community has not wavered throughout his time in Denver, continuously expanding the reach of his impact, varying from social justice efforts to mentoring local youth and creating his own foundation to expand beyond Colorado. Read more

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2021: Justin Simmons2014: Ben Garland2007: Domonique Foxworth
2020: Justin Simmons2013: Wesley Woodyard2006: Rod Smith
2019: Justin Simmons2012: Zane Beadles2005: John Lynch
2018: Von Miller2011: Wesley Woodyard2004: Rod Smith
2017: Chris Harris Jr.2010: Wesley Woodyard2003: Ian Gold
2016: Virgil Green2009: Champ Bailey2002: Ed McCaffrey
2015: David Bruton Jr.2008: Champ Bailey2001: Eric Brown
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2021 Denver Broncos Salute to Service Award Nominee: FB/TE Andrew Beck

2021 Denver Broncos Salute to Service Award Nominee: FB/TE Andrew Beck

Denver Broncos fullback/tight end Andrew Beck was named the national winner of the eleventh annual Salute to Service Award, presented by USAA. The annual award acknowledges the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support U.S. service members, veterans and their families.

Beck was the team's nominee for award for two consecutive years (2020-21) and has shown a commitment to supporting military service members and their families throughout his three seasons in Denver. He has partnered with America's Gold Star Families, Buckley Air Force Base, Fort Carson Army Base, TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), USO Colorado, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Volunteers of America: Colorado and Wounded Warrior Project and in total, has reached more than 425 military families through his strategic outreach.

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2021: Andrew Beck*
2020: Andrew Beck2017: Denver Broncos Cheerleaders2014: Ben Garland
2019: Brandon Stokley2016: DeMarcus Ware2013: Champ Bailey
2018: Randy Gradishar2015: Malik Jackson2012: Denver Broncos Cheerleaders

*National Award Winner

Player Foundations

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PlayerFoundation(s)
Bradley ChubbThe Chubb Foundation
Kareem JacksonKareem Jackson Foundation
D.J. JonesThe D.J. Jones Foundation
Sam MartinSam Martin Foundation
Brandon McManusProject McManus
Dalton RisnerRisnerUP Foundation
Justin SimmonsJustin Simmons Foundation
Russell WilsonWhy Not You Foundation
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