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Torrey Smith the Ravens' nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Smith was recognized for his community service efforts by being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Torrey Smith's reputation of being one of the great guys in the NFL continues to build.

This week, the NFL announced that Smith is the Ravens' nominee for this year's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The Ravens have a recent history of winning this honor, with Matt Birk claiming it in 2012.

The Walter Payton Man of the Year Award's purpose is to recognize players that go the extra mile in their respective communities. Smith has been someone to frequently partake in charitable events around the Baltimore area, including a Toys for Tots drive Wednesday night.

Smith started The Torrey Smith Foundation, to help bring more educational opportunities to inner city youth. He also created a scholarship in the memory of his late brother, Tevin Jones, who passed away after a motorcycle accident over two years ago.

Smith is certainly deserving of the honor after choosing to be as involved as he's been since the Ravens drafted him in 2011.