Mayor Nutter on Monday launched a campaign on Twitter in an effort to get Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin named the NFL's Man of the Year.

"Let's go Phila, let's support Phila Eagle @ConnorBarwin98 as the NFL's Man of the Year, please tweet #BarwinWPMOYChallenge. He's a great man," the mayor tweeted.

In his third year as an Eagle, the Detroit native has become a well-liked man about town in Philadelphia, known for his socially conscious pursuits and charity work.

Through his Make the World Better Foundation, Barwin raised $700,000 for the renovation of Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze and he is currently involved in the remaking of the Smith Playground in South Philadelphia.

In May, he visited hospitalized victims of the Amtrak derailment.

Known to ride his bicycle to work, Barwin is a supporter of mass transit and the city's bike share program.

You can read about the other nominees here.


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