Penn State Football Alum Jason Cabinda Named Week Seven NFLPA Community MVP

Former Penn State linebacker and current Detroit Lions fullback Jason Cabinda has been named the Week Seven Community MVP by the NFL Players Association.

This comes after Cabinda has been working extensively to encourage STEM education in schools surrounding the Detroit area. This past week, Cabinda visited two middle schools to speak on the importance of education.

He has distributed over 800 STEM-related books and rewarded students that display academic excellence and consistently attend school with a positive attitude. He is even holding an essay contest where the students will have a chance to win Detroit Pistons and Lions tickets.

“I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and I want to show the youth of Detroit that we here at the Detroit Lions organization are their village,” Cabinda said in a statement. “We want to see them achieve great heights in life by providing them with the resources, opportunity, and motivation they need to rise.”

Cabinda was a defensive playmaker with the Nittany Lions. During his senior season in 2017, he totaled 90 tackles, which was the 10th-highest mark in the Big Ten.

Along with winning this award, the NFLPA also gave Cabinda $10,000 to donate toward a charity of his choosing. Cabinda, along with the previous six winners, is now eligible for the Alan Page Community Award that is presented at the conclusion of the season.

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