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Justin Reid named Houston Texans nominee for 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

Today, the Houston Texans announced Justin Reid as the team's nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Considered the league's most prestigious honor, the award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. 

Reid has been a defensive force since he joined the NFL in 2018. Off the field, Reid is a source of strength and inspiration for the city of Houston and beyond. When Hurricane Ida hit his home state of Louisiana earlier this year, Reid didn't hesitate to lead the charge in giving back to the community that shaped him into the person he is today. He quickly organized a drive-through relief event at NRG Stadium. Houstonians and Reid's teammates helped him raise more than $10,000 and fill two 18-wheelers with donated items such as non-perishable food, bottled water, toiletries and dog food for the devastated community. Reid's efforts earned him the NFLPA's Week 1 Community MVP award.

Reid has impacted the lives of countless children who need him most across Houston. Three local organizations are the biggest beneficiaries of Reid's generosity: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and Kids' Meals.

As a nominee, Reid will be awarded a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year decal in recognition of his accomplishments on and off the field.

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