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NFLPA names Corey Clement its Community MVP for Week 8

The NFLPA announced on Friday that Corey Clement is its Community MVP for Week 8 of the 2020 season. The running back is the second Eagle to win the award this season, joining Rodney McLeod.

The Eagles are the only team to have two individual winners this season.

"It is a true honor to be named the NFLPA Community MVP," Clement said. "As an NFL player, I have the opportunity to bring attention to the causes most important to me – literacy, anti-bullying, and music education. I feel that it is important to support grassroots non-profits that are led by Black leaders."

Clement teamed up with the National Youth Foundation for its Student Book Scholars contest. More than 100 students from 31 different states submitted written and illustrated pieces about how to resolve bullying, providing a much-needed creative outlet in hopes of empowering children surrounding an important issue. Clement made a surprise virtual visit to congratulate the five finalists and announce the winner.

Since his rookie season with the Eagles in 2017, Clement has consistently given back to the youth in his community. The Glassboro, New Jersey native donated $5,000 to Glassboro High School and its football program, hosted a free football camp for elementary and middle school students, and recently got involved with the "I Matter" project, where he works with youth across the country to write poetry and create art.

In honor of Clement being named this week's Community MVP, the NFLPA will make a $10,000 contribution to the National Youth Foundation.

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