ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler was named Community MVP for the week of Nov. 10, the National Football League Players Association informed the Broncos on Friday.
The NFLPA Community MVP recognizes players who make a positive impact in their local communities. Each week the NFLPA celebrates one player who demonstrates commitment to giving back to his community.
Osweiler has made visits this season to the pediatric cancer ward at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, where he has surprised children with goody bags filled with Denver Broncos stuffed animals, footballs, stickers and a personalized photo card. He also spends time meeting with hospital staff.
The Arizona State graduate recently reached out to an Arizona family in need after reading an article about their 2-year-old daughter who is battling a rare and fatal disease. One of her last wishes is to travel from Glendale to Flagstaff to see snow, and Osweiler and his fiancé decided to contribute to the cause by sponsoring their transportation expenses to help make the trip a reality for the family.
Osweiler is the second Denver Broncos player to be honored by the NFLPA as a Community MVP this season. Tight end Julius Thomas was recognized in October for his book drive at Green Lee Elementary School in Denver through his Reading Equates to Success Foundation.