EAGAN, Minn. – Once again, Harrison Phillips is being recognized for his community work.
On Wednesday, Phillips was named one of five finalists for the Alan Page Community Award by the NFL Players Association. Already the Vikings nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Phillips' foundation received a $10,000 donation for being one of five finalists.
Phillips joins Lions center (and Minnesota native) Frank Ragnow, Bills safety Damar Hamlin, Commanders tackle Charles Leno and Falcons defensive lineman Calais Campbell. The winner will be announced Feb. 7 and will receive an additional $100,000 for charity.
Pro Football Talk writer Josh Alper detailed the recent history of the award:
Hamlin won the award last year after recovering from going into cardiac arrest during a game and raising millions for his annual toy drive while Campbell was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2019 because of his history of having a positive impact on the community. Leno was a finalist for the Alan Page Community Award last year for his annual Leno Claus initiative.
Phillips was one of five finalists in 2020 while still with the Buffalo Bills.
Since joining the Vikings in 2022, Phillips quickly established himself as a consistent presence in the Minnesota community. He routinely participates in year-round team events, regularly supporting Vikings charitable efforts and his teammates' causes. All while championing his own foundation, Harrison's Playmakers.
Cris Carter (1999) and Chad Greenway (2015) previously won the award while with the Vikings.
The NFLPA Community Award was renamed in 2018 in honor of Page, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, Vikings Ring of Honor defensive lineman and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice. Page and his late wife, Diane, established the Page Education Foundation in 1988 in conjunction with his Hall of Fame enshrinement. The Page Education Foundation has awarded $17 million in Page Grants to 8,500 Page Scholars committed to educational goals and volunteer service.
Hall of Famer John Randle launches Legends Golf Tournament
Pro Football Hall of Famer and Vikings Ring of Honor defensive tackle John Randle on Tuesday helped announce a star-studded golf tournament that will debut in 2025 and feature members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and PGA Champions Tour.
Star Tribune writer Mark Craig detailed Randle's latest endeavor, which is titled "The James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational."
John Randle, the Vikings Hall of Famer who loves playing golf as much as he treasured terrorizing quarterbacks back in the day, has found a way to mix his two pleasures.
The James Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational will be held from March 31 to April 6, 2025, at the Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla. The tournament will feature 78 PGA Champions Tour players and 26 football legends who will compete for a $2.2 million purse.
Craig added that Randle plans on participating in the tournament when it debuts next year.
Randle told reporters at the news conference that he's looking forward to the tournament because, for him, golf "became like oxygen" once he turned to it full-time while doing a lot of charity work in Minnesota after his football career ended.