Eagles’ Rodney McLeod Named ‘Community MVP’ After Distributing 40,000 Pounds Of Fresh Food To Families

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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The Philadelphia Eagles’ Rodney McLeod has been named week two Community MVP by the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) after distributing 40,000 pounds of fresh food to families in Philadelphia through his Change Our Future foundation.

“I believe the true heroes are the individuals who have and continue to work tirelessly as frontline healthcare workers, teachers equipping our youth, and the activists who help ensure justice and equality for all in every area,” the Eagles safety shared in a statement with NBC Sports in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: Philadelphia Eagles And Pittsburgh Panthers Will Start The Football Season Without Fans At Home Games)

“Making plays on the field is important, but I want to be remembered for tackling significant issues that matter the most to my community,” the statement added. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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“Our Week 2 #CommunityMVP winner is making sure that everybody eats AND votes,” a tweet from the NFLPA read about selecting McLeod for the honor.

Rodney and his wife Erika’s foundation also raises money for cancer research, voter registration and a free football camp for young kids.

The piece noted that the NFLPA will also donate $10,000 to McLeod’s foundation and help launch a crowdfunding campaign for more donations.