Safety George Wilson was named the team's 2011 Walter Payton Man of the Year, the team announced Wednesday.
The award honors players who demonstrate outstanding balance in their lives between civic and professional responsibilities. It's the second time Wilson has won the honor. The first was in 2009.
"It's a great honor," Wilson said. "As my platform broadens because of football I just try to shine my light onto the communities that have done so much to help me be the man I am today."
Wilson this year received the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, given annually to individuals across the country who improve the lives of people by providing opportunities to engage in sports or fitness programs. Wilson was one of only 38 people nationwide to get the award this year.
For the past six years, Wilson has been a spokesperson for the Bills Play 60 Campaign, which encourages children to get at least 60 ...