Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalists come up big off the field, too

Greg Olsen

In addition to the foundation, Olsen is a spokesperson for the NFL's Crucial Catch program, participates in the team's Make-A-Wish granting program, and assists Beds for Kids, a non-profit organization that provides beds and furniture to children and families in Charlotte.

Larry Fitzgerald

Today, Fitzgerald continues that legacy. When Fitzgerald isn't busy with his extensive volunteer work, he provides vision care to disadvantaged youth and also promotes reading and technology access through his First Down Fund. The First Down Fund also makes donations to a number of charities across the United States, and more than 300 charities were nominated by his fans to receive funding.

Fitzgerald also makes repeated trips to visit U.S. troops in the Middle East, as well as travelling to Africa and Asia with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help fit children with hearing aids. With over two million followers on social media, Fitzgerald provides additional visibility to any charity he teams up with.

Manning makes frequent visits to the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center, and started "Eli's Challenge". Manning is donating $100,000 to match the donations of many scouts, youth sports teams, and schools to Kids Tackle Cancer.

He also gives his time and money to the American Red Cross, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and a myriad of other organizations.