center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Peterson called the recognition both a privilege and an honor.“Just want to continue being a positive role model throughout the Arizona community,” he said, standing next to team president Michael Bidwill who was on hand for Friday’s announcement.Peterson hosts a number of events each year—including “Shop with a Jock”, “Celebrity Golf Challenge”, “Show and Tell” and “Celebs and Steaks”—to benefit his “Foundation for Success” which was created in 2013 to help provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources.Peterson is one of 32 nominees for the league’s national Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl. Larry Fitzgerald and the Giants’ Eli Manning were co-winners last year.Peterson’s impact off the field is matched only by his impact on the field.This season, Peterson is once again playing at a Pro Bowl-level.“He’s a guy that goes out and covers the best guy on the perimeter each and ever week, and has done it at an extremely high level for a long period of time,” defensive coordinator James Bettcher said.According to Pro Football Focus, Peterson is the only cornerback with 400+ snaps played that has been targeted fewer than 50 times in 2017. TEMPE, Ariz. – On the field, cornerback Patrick Peterson is among the best at his position. Off the field, he ranks right there near the top as well.Peterson and his wife, Antonique, are heavily involved in the community plus have a presence internationally. Last May, they visited Haiti as guests of Mission of Hope.For his efforts, Peterson was named the Arizona Cardinals/Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. It’s the second time in three seasons he’s been so honored with the award that recognizes a player for outstanding community service activities off the field and as well as excellence on the field. 3 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more