The National Football League Player’s Association announced on Saturday its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award, given annually to “those who go above and beyond to perform community service in their team cities and hometowns.”
Among the five finalists is the Eagles’ own Malcolm Jenkins. He’s up for the award for the second time in the past three years.
On top of being the Eagles’ best defensive player this year, Jenkins was also a stud in the community.
For the second time in three years, Jenkins is a finalist for the Whizzer White Award following a strong year of initiatives through the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, which was established in 2010. The Eagles Pro Bowl defensive back partnered with several educational programs to provide scholarships and other resources for students while collaborating with community outreach organizations to feed thousands of low-income families.
Jenkins was also quite outspoken during the season about police-community relations, and traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and members of Congress about improving race relations between police officers and people of color.
The winner will receive $10,000 for his foundation, or a charity of his choice. The NFLPA will announce the winner at 4:30 p.m. EST on February 2, at the NFLPA’s annual Super Bowl press conference.