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Lorenzo Alexander is nominee for 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was named the Bills’ nominee for the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

An 11-year NFL veteran, Alexander created his ACES Foundation in his hometown of Oakland, Calif., in 2008. The organization’s mission statement is to support youth through emphasizing accountability, taking pride in their community, striving for educational excellence and promoting a healthy mind, body and spirit through athletics.

A team captain, Alexander has participated in a number of different community outreach programs since coming to the Bills, including the team’s season-ticket donation program, Play 60 events and annual Thanksgiving Blitz. He also makes several visits to community centers and schools throughout the season.

Alexander’s work off the field has been recognized throughout the league. He was recently named a finalist for the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award and was the 2017 Call to Courage Award winner.

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