Daron Payne returns home to host back to school giveaway


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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. 

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