CHARLOTTE – Defensive tackle Derrick Brown on Friday was named Week 6 NFLPA Community MVP. This year's first-round pick hosted a drive-thru event last Friday that provided underprivileged Charlotte youth more than $50,000 worth of Halloween costumes and accessories.
That event was the first for "Project Universal Love," a partnership between The Derrick Brown Foundation and The Family Institute of Health and Human Services.
"Each month, we will hold special pop-up villages throughout the greater Charlotte community giving out a value of $50,000," Brown said last week.
"The mission is to continue to keep giving back and keep giving back. Over the next several months, you all will see that we'll be popping up there and popping up there."
This summer, Brown lent his support to his hometown of Buford, Ga. by teaming up with Sam's Club to give five foster-care families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic a $1,000 gift card and a free membership to the store.
"I know there's people out there struggling," Brown said then. "This virus has caused a lot of unforeseen things to happen, and I was just trying to find some way that I could help."
In honor of Brown being named Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to The Derrick Brown Foundation or another charity of his choice.
Through six games, Brown's six tackles for loss lead all NFL rookies and ties him with two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald of the Rams for most by a defensive tackle.