Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his work in the community.

Wilson invoked the words of Payton in his acceptance speech. Those words clearly reflect the Bible's 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. 

“We are stronger together than we are alone...” Wilson said. "To the young boy or girl who has a dream ... who wants to make a difference ... remember: Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

“Love changes things.”

Image above: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson poses with his trophy after winning the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award during the NFL Honors ceremony as part of Super Bowl 55 Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. 

Image below: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara talk make a statement after Wilson won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year awards.

Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara
[Photo Credit: AP/Charlie Riedel] Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara