He may have announced his retirement from football earlier this month, but Lorenzo Alexander's work off the field is far from over. As the Bills 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Alexander, who's received the prestigious accolade three consecutive times, will travel to Miami this week for Super Bowl LIV. While on the scene, the NFL veteran will join the 31 award nominees from around the NFL for a weekend-long celebration.
In honor of their commitment to the game and to their tireless efforts to better their communities, the selectees will be treated to unforgettable activities in the days leading up to the game. Kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 30, Alexander and the group will attend a welcome reception, featuring former Walter Payton Man of the Year winners.
On Friday, Jan. 31, they'll have an opportunity to do what they love – give back to those around them. Teaming up with a local Boys and Girls Club and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the nominees will participate in a "Man of the Year Community Huddle event." A continuation of the NFL's "Huddle for 100," an initiative that encourages fans everywhere to get involved in their hometowns in hopes of inspiring 1 million people to volunteer, the outing will allow them to spend time getting to know one another, as well as develop a connection with residents in the area.
The good times will keep on rolling on Saturday, Feb. 1, at NFL Honors. The two-hour awards show, held at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami and hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, will air nationally at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Alexander and the candidates will get to walk the red carpet with the NFL's finest prior to receiving recognition during the program and the 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year will be revealed at the ceremony. Throughout the evening, additional awards such as The Associated Press' Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player and more will be announced. Fans tuning in also get to watch as the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class is introduced for the first time.
To conclude the weekend, Alexander, alongside the Walter Payton Man of the Year contenders, will proudly take the field for a pregame tribute at the Super Bowl.