Jay Feely finalist for NFL Man of the Year

Posted by Darren Urban on January 19, 2014 – 6:47 pm

Jay Feely has made public service — especially helping the less fortunate in places like Haiti — an important part of his life. That’s a big reason he was named the Cardinals’ Walter Payton Man of the Year this season. Tonight, the NFL announced Feely is one of three finalists for the NFL Man of the Year award, joining Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis and Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman.

The award is given to players who recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

“People look to you to be a leader, but also look at you in a certain way just because you are an athlete,” Feely said when he was named the Cards’ Man of the Year. “I think you can use that to your advantage to have an impact on people.”

The winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award will be announced at the Super Bowl during the third annual NFL Honors, a two-hour awards special Feb. 1 and televised on Fox. The Cardinals had an NFL Man of the Year for the 2008 season, when quarterback Kurt Warner won the award the same year the franchise played in the Super Bowl. Larry Fitzgerald was also a finalist for the award last season.

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11 Responses to “Jay Feely finalist for NFL Man of the Year”

  1. By red bird of death! on Jan 19, 2014 | Reply

    How great was it to shut Richard Sherman s fat mouth up a few weeks back look at all the smack he’s talkin at the end of the niners game, can’t wait till we play them again!ahahahahahahahhahahahhahaGOoooooooooooooCARDS!!!

  2. By DRAFT! on Jan 19, 2014 | Reply

    Hello, I’m an avid mock drafter and huge Cardinal fan. But seriously pass these names along to the scouting department.

    Zack Martin OT
    Billy Turner OT
    Nickoe Whitley S
    Antone Exum S
    Calvin Pryor S
    Kyle Fuller CB
    Eric Ebron TE
    Ryan Shazier OLB
    Will Clarke DE

  3. By ored on Jan 19, 2014 | Reply

    did see that seattle shares a common problem with us-we both need o-line help.
    after watching the denver game,it was all too apparent,if we could give palmer time like that to throw, the picks would drop way down.

    now we get to see a top passing defense against a top passing offense,should be a treat,just wish we were there,but we get another off season to find out what treats keim has in store for us,looking forward to it

  4. By jakeplummersghost on Jan 19, 2014 | Reply

    Man, so pumped for next year after that NFC championship game. Niners and Seahawks now have giant targets on their backs and we are continuing to close the talent gap after taking a huge leap this year. Can’t wait to embarrass both of these punk teams and watch the national media excuses roll in!

    We’re coming for ya

  5. By Eazy E on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    I hope Jay gets it but the other 2 are good ones too.

  6. By Dr. G. on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    Lots of enthusiasm for next year….. back to Jay…. I have posted numerous times this year that Jay is one of the most eloquent, intelligent and caring men in the NFL. He represents us very well… He may run for Congress some day…(seriously) Receiving this notoriety will bring such to the Cards organization also. We want to be know for signing men of character.

    Now Arians will certainly bring another K in for Spring ball… The team needs another K for special teams practice/development. Unless an Android superman comes in, do not panic – as in last year. His depth will improve with rest…Most kickers show some tiring at season end… He will have the job again unless his numbers change drastically for whatever reason….I will not jinx him…. G’day fans….

  7. By Chuck 1 on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    It’s great that Feely is into Public Service and is a Finalist.
    Now, just don’t miss 30 yard FGs!!!

  8. By clssylssy on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    It’s like they always say on all those away shows, it’s not winning but being recognized with the nomination that is important, which is the real honor. Feely has been a great contributor to our community and this organization, and I am happy to see him get some recognition and appreciation as a quality, unselfish “giver”. The Bidwill family are well known for their philantropic activities and the Cardinal Organization and individual players have long been probably the most serviice minded in the NFL, something we can all be very proud of. Good work Jay and congratulations for representing football players in a positive light as the good guys!
    The NFC West Championship game was AWESOME and a true Clash of the Titans; the Superbowl will unfortunately be anticlimatic after that! While I still think the 9ers are the best team, I was struck by what an impressive job the Seahawks marketing department has done in creating the 12th man phenomena and turning it into a media frenzy, which was the real winner in the eyes of the NFL because of the $$$. If we are to run with the big boys we are going to need to do something to top this and find a gimmick to symbolically crush the 12th man…wonder if the red sea would do it? Does water cover rock (rock-paper-scissors)? Looking forward to next season and a RED SEA TSUNAMI

  9. By Credit Card on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    Jay Freely: NFL Man of the year
    Richard Sherman NFL spokes person of the year and all hands teams
    Parrish Cox NFL Parole of the Year
    Bill Bilichick: NFL secret agent of the year
    Steve Smith: NFL drama queen of the year
    Rex Ryan: NFL media relations of the year
    Ndamuknog Suh: NFL Thug of the year
    Tim Tebow: NFL think about using your other arm to throw player of the decade

    list goes on …

  10. By Credit Card on Jan 20, 2014 | Reply

    Oh yes…

    Jim Harbaugh: NFL Coronel Klink look alike award

  11. By Big Ken on Jan 21, 2014 | Reply

    It’s too bad he didn’t get place kicker of the year.

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