Nationwide launched its Official Sponsorship with the National Football League in August, 2014. Nationwide's partnership includes relationships with current and former players, teams, media and the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence both on the field and in his community. Born in the same commitment to community, Nationwide is a proud sponsor of the NFL’s most prestigious award. For 2019, the honor went to Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end, Calais Campbell. Calais formed the CRC Foundation in 2009 which is dedicated to developing young people into empowered and self-aware leaders for the future.

Great happens on the field. Good happens off. And both inspire the next generation of players to do the same.

Calais Campbell holding Walter Payton Man of the Year trophy