Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will be honored on Friday as the National Conference on Citizenship's first "Role Model of the Year."
He will receive the award at 4:45 on Friday at the 67th Annual National Conference on Citizenship, which is being held in Philadelphia.
Asomugha has been using his celebrity and wealth to contribute generously to philanthropic causes since joining the NFL in 2003.
Since then he has been one of the league's premier shut-down cornerbacks and has helped people in need in the Bay Area, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Nigeria.
In 2005, the then-Raider and his family founded the Asomugha foundation, which served as an umbrella organization for two of his most charitable programs: Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN) and Asomugha College Tours for Scholars (ACTS).
Asomugha recognized his goal to leave behind a legacy that goes beyond that of a typical athlete, "because there is always more to it than football."