Threepeat: Vincent Jackson named Bucs Man of the Year
For the third year in a row, receiver Vincent Jackson is being honored as the Bucs' Man of the Year, making him one of 32 nominees for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Jackson is the first Bucs player to win the team honor three times since safety John Lynch won from 2001-03. His "Jackson in Action 83 Foundation" is active with military personnel and their families, and his work there made him the national runner-up for the NFL's "Salute to Service" award last season.
As the team winner, Jackson earns $5,000 for his charity, and the overall win of the Payton award earns a $50,000 donation, with two runner-ups earning $6,000. As a new wrinkle, another $20,000 donation will be made to the Payton nominee whose hashtag draws the most mentions: Jackson's is #JacksonWPMOYChallenge.