BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/Daron Payne Media) — Daron Payne, defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins hosted a back to school event for 200 children of need at Xtreme Fitness & Performance Monday.
The back to school giveaway consisted of backpacks, school supplies and pizza.
Payne is a defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins. He was drafted out of the University of Alabama, 13th overall in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Payne is a two-time National Champion and declared for the 2018 NFL Draft after being awarded First Team All-SEC, Sugar Bowl Co-MVP, and College Football Playoff National Championship Co-MVP.
In his first season with the Washington Redskins, Payne finished the year with 56 total tackles, five sacks, and once fumble forced. He was named to the 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team and Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team.
Payne grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and was a five-star recruit coming out of Shades Valley High School.