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PHILADELPHIA – Eagles safety Rodney McLeod was named the 2022 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award winner on Wednesday.
The NFLPA donates $ 100,000 to Change Our Future, the fund run by McLeod and his wife, Erika.
“I am humbled to receive such a prestigious award,” McLeod said in a statement issued by the NFLPA. “This award is truly about community. And when I hear the word ‘community’, unity, hope and love also come to mind.”
The Alan Page Community Award, described by the NFLPA as the organization’s “highest honor,” recognizes one player each year who “demonstrates a deep dedication to positively impacting his team’s city and communities across the country.”
The McLeod’s Foundation hosted the inaugural Art & Sole Sneaker Ball in December, raising more than $ 205,000 for the STEM and Black History curriculum in local schools. They also collected 150 toys and 250 new pairs of shoes to donate to families in need of the holiday at the event.
This fall, McLeod pledged $ 20,000 to Constitution High School and Hill-Freedman World Academy in Philadelphia to help fund educational programs.
McLeod, 31, is the fifth Eagles player to win the award, along with Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, Brian Dawkins and Troy Vincent.