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NFLPA selects Tyrann Mathieu as Week 0 Community MVP
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Friday, September 7, 2018

In recognition of holding his back to school program in both Houston and New Orleans, the NFL Players Association named Texans Defensive Back Tyrann Mathieu as their Week 0 Community MVP. The award acknowledges the immediate impact Mathieu has created in the community since joining the Houston Texans in the offseason.

Mathieu spent the week leading up to the start of the NFL’s regular season delivering backpacks full of classroom supplies to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and speaking at length about the importance of education and mentorship. He also delivered an additional 250 backpacks to low-income students in his hometown of New Orleans.

The NFLPA’s Community MVP program highlights the many difference-making activities that NFL players are participating in throughout teams’ communities. Each week during the season, a single player is selected as that week’s Community MVP, recognizing his effort to go above and beyond for those in need. Mathieu is the first Community MVP of the 2018 NFL season.

As part of the award, the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation will receive a $10,000 check courtesy of the NFLPA and a limited-time bobblehead of Mathieu will be made available through Forever Collectibles. These bobbleheads can be purchased at

Additionally, Mathieu is now eligible for the prestigious Alan Page Community Award at season’s end. Only Community MVP winners throughout the season are eligible for this award, which recognizes the single player who has given back to his community the most throughout the season.

To learn more about the Community MVP program and read the NFLPA’s full release, please visit their website at


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Tyrann established his foundation to impact the lives of financially disadvantaged children and youth through encouragement, opportunities and resources to achieve their dreams in his hometown of New Orleans.