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Philadelphia Eagles’ Rodney McLeod wins NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles basic safety Rodney McLeod was named the 2022 NFLPA Alan Page Neighborhood Award winner Wednesday.

The NFLPA is donating $100,000 to Improve Our Future, the foundation run by McLeod and his spouse, Erika.

“I am humbled to acquire this kind of a prestigious award,” McLeod reported via a statement launched by the NFLPA. “This award is actually all about the community. And when I listen to the word ‘community,’ unity, hope and appreciate also occur to brain.”

The Alan Page Group Award, explained by the NFLPA as the organization’s “maximum honor,” acknowledges 1 participant each and every calendar year who “demonstrates a profound perseverance to positively impacting his team’s town and communities across the nation.”

McLeod’s foundation hosted the inaugural Art & Sole Sneaker Ball in December, raising more than $205,000 toward STEM and Black heritage curriculum in nearby colleges. They also gathered 150 toys and 250 new pairs of footwear to donate to people in need to have for the holiday seasons at the occasion.

This slide, McLeod pledged $20,000 to the Structure Significant University and Hill-Freedman Environment Academy in Philadelphia to support fund instructional plans.

McLeod, 31, is the fifth Eagles player to gain the award, becoming a member of Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Extended, Brian Dawkins and Troy Vincent.