His mission to help families of children with disabilities has earned Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus a nomination for Walter Payton Man of the Year.
"It's a great, great prestigious honor to have and I can't wait to see what it's all about, for sure. I'm glad the foundation is getting recognition just through this award," Mercilus said on Houston's Morning Show.
The WithMerci Foundation provides support to families of children with special needs and disabilities.
Mercilus spoke about the honor of being nominated and the foundation's work on Houston's Morning Show.