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Former Baltimore Raven Anquan Boldin wins Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

The former Raven is surely one we can be proud of

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anquan Boldin was crowned on Saturday the esteemed Walter Payton Man of the Year award. No, it's not for a single yard, or any end-zone catch. Instead, this award is to honor, "a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field"

The Ravens have had two winners for WPMotY: Johnny Unitas with the Baltimore Colts in 1970, and Matt Birk in 2011. Another great addition to see Anquan, a former Super Bowl champion with Baltimore, be awarded such an esteemed honor.

More about Anquan's charity work instead:

Anquan established the Q81 Foundation in 2004. Their mission, expand the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children. These charitable events have taken place in Baltimore, as well as Phoenix, South Florida, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014 Anquan and his wife Dionne stepped up to a tremendous level, announcing a $1,000,000 pledge to escalate the impact of the Foundation.

The Q81 Foundation spreads across multiple platforms, from Thanksgiving food drives, holidy shopping sprees, academic scholarships ($10,000 split to 5 students), and a summer enrichment program.

On the field, a cocky, powerful wide receiver who in his heart believes every pass is his, and will take it. Off the field, a man with such passion transformed into charitable and noble giving to others.