NFL Star From Portsmouth Up For League’s Top Community Award

A local NFL star, who has made his career off the field just as important as on it, is up for the league’s top community service award. Pittsburgh Steelers’ Linebacker, Arthur Moats, is in the running for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Moats was born in Norfolk and went to Churchland High School before playing his college ball at JMU. According to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ website, Moats and his family have committed their hearts and resources to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh, a passion that started with a simple visit to spend time with the kids and their families.

Moats has given back to JMU through contributions for new facilities for academics and sports and scholarship funds. He also supports the U.S. Military through visiting patients at the VA Hospital.

Those are just the tip of the iceberg for Moats’ charity work, you can read more about his work here. Moats was the Buffalo Bills’ winner back in 2013.

Fans can vote for Moats using the hashtag, #MoatsWPMOYChallenge , on any social media platform starting December 12 and ending on January 8, 2017.