New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been a vital piece to the team's offensive puzzle in 2013. He's spent almost as much time helping others than preparing for games during his spare time.

His contributions on and off the field are why the Saints dubbed Thomas their "Man of the Year" and nominated Thomas for the league-wide Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

Thomas has been a regular contributor for the Saints when it comes to school visits, hospital visits, holiday food and toy drives, NFL-sanctioned events, team corporate partner events, local community events and teammate foundation events. But Thomas also founded the iCan Foundation to help prevent childhood obesity and educate youth and adults about the ongoing and rising issues of childhood obesity.