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Notes: Frank Ragnow is Detroit Lions’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee

Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow is a certified good guy, and his off-the-field work was honored this week with a Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination.

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On and off the field, Detroit Lions’ All-Pro center Frank Ragnow is a great human being. So it should come as no surprise that he is one of 32 nominations for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Announced during the NFL Honors show, the winner of the award will receive a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice, while each player receives up to a $55,000 donation simply for being nominated.

As someone who lost his father while still in college at the University of Arkansas, Ragnow is passionate about helping families that are in the grieving process. Combining that passion with his love for the outdoors, Ragnow was able to start his own ‘Rags Remembered Foundation.’

Since arriving in Detroit in 2018, Ragnow has been nothing but a class act off the field, while being one of the top centers in football on it. To say he is deserving of this is a severe understatement, but seeing him get this recognition is still really cool.

And now, onto the rest of today’s notes:

  • Jaylen Reeves-Maybin was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Saints.

  • Lions’ rookie linebacker Jack Campbell continues to improve.

  • Along with Meijer, the Lions hosted their annual ‘Shop with a Lion’ event this week.

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