Giants LB Mark Herzlich has been nominated as the Giants' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Herzlich's season was derailed when he suffered a stinger in training camp and was placed on injured reserve. Former head coach Ben McAdoo said at the time that he would remain involved with the team.
Coach Ben McAdoo said at the time that Herzlich would remain involved with the team in the locker room and meeting room.
Herzlich, a survivor of Ering's sarcoma, was signed in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and helped the Giants on the way to their Super Bowl XLVI victory.
The 30-year-old serves on the advisory board for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and on the American Cancer Society's Athlete Council, according to Sports Illustrated. He also was among players who talked with Sen. Corey Booker about social justice issues.
Herzlich has 106 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in 88 games for the Giants.