Rodney McLeod named 2022 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award winner
The NFLPA has announced that Eagles safety Rodney McLeod has won their 2022 Alan Page Community Award. McLeod has been a tremendous contributor to the Philadelphia community this year and throughout his entire tenure with the Eagles.
The NFLPA will also donate $100,000 to McLeod’s foundation, Change Our Future. The Alan Page award is considered the NFLPA’s highest honor. It is awarded to one player who demonstrates a profound dedication to positively impacting his team’s city and communities across the country. Last year’s winner was Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst.
The last Eagle to win the award was Chris Long in 2018, who won one year after former Eagles safety, Malcolm Jenkins. Earlier this season, the NFLPA named McLeod as their Community MVP for Week 14.
McLeod held his inaugural Art and Sole Sneaker Ball, which helped raise over $200,000 along with 250 pairs of sneakers and 150 toys for local families in need.
His foundation hosted the drive this past December at The Arts Ballroom in Center City. A large portion of the money was raised by a silent auction consisting of autographed sneakers and sports memorabilia. Several Eagles teammates attended the event, including Avonte Maddox, Jordan Mailata, and others.
Last season, the Eagles’ safety and his wife also helped provide 10,000 kids with educational programs focusing on social justice in the Philadelphia area. It’s tremendous to see so many players give back to the community, including Jason Kelce and Jordan Mailata, and hopefully, McLeod will remain in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
Mandatory Credit: Sports Illustrated