OL Tremayne Anchrum Jr. gets nod for LA Rams Walter Payton nominee

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The gift of love comes from within

Tremayne Anchrum Jr. is a backup offensive lineman for the LA Rams. Currently on injured reserve healing from a broken leg suffered early in the season, this 6-foot-2 314-pound powerhouse has all the makings of a solid interior offensive lineman for the LA Rams. Of course, that requires he remains healthy, something that was rather shortlived when he freakishly broke his fibula on the first play of the game that he started, the second game of the 2022 NFL season for the Rams.

But, injured or not, he has continued to donate his time and energy to help so many around him:

To learn all about what and who he has helped, you can check out the official LA Rams website and the wonderful article written about him here. But for a quick rundown, he has donated his time and energies to:

Hollywood Food Coalition, is a local non-profit whose mission is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every day of the year so they can build better lives.

Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club in East Los Angeles. During the offseason, Anchrum Jr. was driving nearly 50 miles (4-5 days a week) to the Boys and Girls Club and spending 4-5 hours per day volunteering and working with youth.

Jenesse Center is a nonprofit domestic violence intervention and prevention organization.

“My Chemo Fairy” gives a child and their family something positive to look forward to when it comes time for their chemotherapy treatments or any cancer treatment, and is a way for others to show their support and encouragement.

Set the Expectation, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending sexual and interpersonal violence through advocacy, prevention work with men, and engagement with agencies servicing survivors and their families.

The U.S. Vets gala is a fundraising event whose purpose is to raise money to address veteran homelessness.

The People Concern in Santa Monica,  where has volunteered at their facility in an effort to help serve individuals impacted by the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse, and addiction.

The annual coat drive is an annual coat donation drive during the time leading up to the holidays to collect and distribute winter coats to individuals in need

Hollywood Food Coalition to distribute holiday meals to Angelenos battling food insecurity,

Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, where he donates his time as a volunteer.

That is just a small recent sample of the charitable work that this young man has done in his short time with the LA Rams. In a day when NFL fans almost universally have been forced to acknowledge the dangers of the sport of football, and the fragility of the players who compete in the game, let’s take a moment to appreciate the heroism of our own LA Rams organization.

And the LA Rams have themselves nominated Tremayne Anchrum Jr. for their most prestigious award. The more I learn about Tremayne Anchrum, the more I have come to realize what a special person he is.