For a second straight season, linebacker/special teams player Lorenzo Alexander has been picked as the Washington Redskins’ Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.


Lorenzo Alexander (97) and Perry Riley (56) tackle Dallas Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris (17) in a game Sept. 26 (Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post)

Alexander received the recognition for his charity, the Lorenzo Alexander A.C.E.S (Accountability, Community, Education, Sports) foundation, which he started in 2008.

The foundation offers tutoring for young people and runs college prep and life skills. Alexander is active in both the D.C. area and his native Oakland area.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.