Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 16.
Funchess recently hosted a charity cooking competition, a student essay contest on kindness and toy holiday toy drives.
“I always see the bowling and basketball-style charity events, and I enjoy cooking, so I wanted to try something different and add my own twist,” Funchess said according to the NFLPA. “I felt this idea would be an innovative way to bring the community together and be able to give back to those in need.”
Funchess, along with the other 2018 Community MVPs, will become eligible for this year’s Alan Page Community Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player. Quarterback Cam Newton was named Community MVP for his charitable work for Thanksgiving in Week 11.
"We touch more people by the things we do off the field than the things we do on the field," Funchess said this week.