GREEN BAY – Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has been named the Week 13 recipient of the 2019 NFL Way to Play Award. This is the second time Alexander has been honored with the award, as he was named the Week 12 recipient in 2018.
Each recipient of the Way to Play Award will receive a $2,500 equipment grant through USA Football to be awarded to the local youth or high school football program of the player's choice. In 2018, Alexander provided his alma mater, Rocky River High School, in Mint Hill, N.C., with the funding.
Introduced last year, the NFL Way to Play Award recognizes the excellence demonstrated by NFL players who exemplify proper technique to make impactful plays.
The NFL Football Operations and Officiating departments will select the top nominees for the award recognizing current NFL players. Video of those plays will then be sent to an expert panel consisting of Merril Hoge, Ronnie Lott, Willie McGinest, Orlando Pace and Michael Robinson.
Several NFL head coaches, current players and NFL Legends have created videos to assist in educating coaches and players. The videos provide coaching points of emphasis to execute proper technique and are to be used as an educational tool.
Packers CB Jaire Alexander donated 100 signed jerseys to kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay