Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has been chosen by the Denver Broncos as their team’s Walter Payton of the Year nominee. The award is given annually to the player who has some leadership on the field and in the community.
This one’s for the underdogs.
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Executive Vice President of Public & Community Relations Patrick Smyth had a few words to say about the corner.
The Broncos are proud of the positive impact our players have working with our community development team as well as advancing their own personal causes. We’re incredibly honored to have Chris Harris Jr. represent the Broncos as our Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his consistent and wide-ranging dedication to bettering the lives of others.
Giving back has always been very important to Pat Bowlen, and we’re grateful for the investment that Chris and his teammates make as leaders in our community.
Harris has been part of Denver’s “No Fly Zone” and is one of the league’s top corners. He came into the league as an undrafted free agent and has worked hard to get to where he is today. He has made the All-Pro list twice and has gone to the Pro Bowl three times as well.
Outside of football Harris works with underprivileged youth through his foundation, the Chris Harris Jr. Foundation and also holds an annual football and cheer camp.