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Broncos' Von Miller to be honored with 2019 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Sports

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 12:43:23-04

DENVER – Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller will be honored in June with the 2019 Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in Sports in Washington D.C., the Multiplying Good Foundation announced Tuesday.

Miller was the Broncos’ 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee and is recognized as a leader off the field nearly as much as he is respected for his leadership on the field.

He has been named the NFL Players Association Community MVP twice in his career and has raised more than $4.5 million since 2012 through Von’s Vision, which helps provide low-income families with eye exams and eyeglasses for their children.

“By providing a prestigious platform that recognizes outstanding, selfless acts of service, we motivate our award recipients to do more and we inspire others to take action in service to others, creating a ripple of good,” said Multiplying Good Foundation CEO Hillary Schafer. “The youth, grassroots, corporations and notable national award recipients who join us at the D.C. Jefferson Awards represent the very best of our country, people who have dedicated themselves to serving others. By bringing them together and elevating their work, we inspire communities nationwide.”

The Jefferson Awards are in their 47th year and will held Tuesday, June 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington D.C.

Former Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware will present the award to Miller. Past recipients include Peyton Manning, Shaquille O’Neal and Joe Torre.

For more information on the awards, click here.