Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award is an annual award given to the top offensive and defensive first-year players in the National Football League (NFL) as adjudged by the Associated Press (AP). Winners are selected by a nationwide panel of 50 members of the AP who regularly cover the league.[1] The AP has chosen an offensive rookie of the year since 1957 and a defensive rookie of the year since 1967.

Ballots are cast at the end of the regular season, before the playoffs. Since 2011, winners of the AP Rookie of the Year awards are announced at the NFL Honors presentation the night before the Super Bowl along with the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award and other AP awards.[2] While several organizations recognize their own NFL Rookie of the Year, the NFL considers the award given by the AP to be its official honor,[3] with the winners listed in the league's annual Record and Fact Book.[4] Running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants and linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts were named AP Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, respectively for the 2018 season.[5]

AP NFL Rookie of the Year Award
Given forRookie of the year in the National Football League
Presented byAssociated Press
History
First award1957 (Offensive)
1967 (Defensive)
Most recentSaquon Barkley (Offensive)
Darius Leonard (Defensive)

Winners

Offensive winners
Season Player Position Team Ref
1957 Jim Brown Running back Cleveland Browns [6]
1958 Jimmy Orr End Pittsburgh Steelers [7]
1959 Boyd Dowler End Green Bay Packers [8]
1960 Gail Cogdill End Detroit Lions [9]
1961 Mike Ditka Tight end Chicago Bears [10]
1962 Ron Bull Running back Chicago Bears [11]
1963 Paul Flatley End Minnesota Vikings [12]
1964 Charley Taylor Running back Washington Redskins [13]
1965 Gale Sayers Running back Chicago Bears [14]
1966 Johnny Roland Running back St. Louis Cardinals [15]
1967 Mel Farr Running back Detroit Lions [16]
1968 Earl McCullouch Wide receiver Detroit Lions [17]
1969 Calvin Hill Running back Dallas Cowboys [18]
1970 Dennis Shaw Quarterback Buffalo Bills [19]
1971 John Brockington Running back Green Bay Packers [20]
1972 Franco Harris Running back Pittsburgh Steelers [21]
1973 Chuck Foreman Running back Minnesota Vikings [22]
1974 Don Woods Running back San Diego Chargers [23]
1975 Mike Thomas Running back Washington Redskins [24]
1976 Sammy White Wide receiver Minnesota Vikings [25]
1977 Tony Dorsett Running back Dallas Cowboys [26]
1978 Earl Campbell Running back Houston Oilers [27]
1979 Ottis Anderson Running back St. Louis Cardinals [28]
1980 Billy Sims Running back Detroit Lions [29]
1981 George Rogers Running back New Orleans Saints [30]
1982 Marcus Allen Running back Los Angeles Raiders [31]
1983 Eric Dickerson Running back Los Angeles Rams [32]
1984 Louis Lipps Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers [33]
1985 Eddie Brown Wide receiver Cincinnati Bengals [34]
1986 Rueben Mayes Running back New Orleans Saints [35]
1987 Troy Stradford Running back Miami Dolphins [36]
1988 John Stephens Running back New England Patriots [37]
1989 Barry Sanders Running back Detroit Lions [38]
1990 Emmitt Smith Running back Dallas Cowboys [39]
1991 Leonard Russell Running back New England Patriots [40]
1992 Carl Pickens Wide receiver Cincinnati Bengals [41]
1993 Jerome Bettis Running back Los Angeles Rams [42]
1994 Marshall Faulk Running back Indianapolis Colts [43]
1995 Curtis Martin Running back New England Patriots [44]
1996 Eddie George Running back Houston Oilers [45]
1997 Warrick Dunn Running back Tampa Bay Buccaneers [46]
1998 Randy Moss Wide receiver Minnesota Vikings [47]
1999 Edgerrin James Running back Indianapolis Colts [48]
2000 Mike Anderson Running back Denver Broncos [49]
2001 Anthony Thomas Running back Chicago Bears [50]
2002 Clinton Portis Running back Denver Broncos [51]
2003 Anquan Boldin Wide receiver Arizona Cardinals [52]
2004 Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers [53]
2005 Cadillac Williams Running back Tampa Bay Buccaneers [54]
2006 Vince Young Quarterback Tennessee Titans [55]
2007 Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings [56]
2008 Matt Ryan Quarterback Atlanta Falcons [57]
2009 Percy Harvin Wide receiver Minnesota Vikings [58]
2010 Sam Bradford Quarterback St. Louis Rams [59]
2011 Cam Newton Quarterback Carolina Panthers [60]
2012 Robert Griffin III Quarterback Washington Redskins [61]
2013 Eddie Lacy Running back Green Bay Packers [62]
2014 Odell Beckham Jr. Wide receiver New York Giants [63]
2015 Todd Gurley Running back St. Louis Rams [64]
2016 Dak Prescott Quarterback Dallas Cowboys [65]
2017 Alvin Kamara Running back New Orleans Saints [5]
2018 Saquon Barkley Running back New York Giants [66]
Defensive winners
Season Player Position Team Ref
1967 Lem Barney Cornerback Detroit Lions [16]
1968 Claude Humphrey Defensive end Atlanta Falcons [17]
1969 Joe Greene Defensive tackle Pittsburgh Steelers [67]
1970 Bruce Taylor Cornerback San Francisco 49ers [68]
1971 Isiah Robertson Linebacker Los Angeles Rams [69]
1972 Willie Buchanon Cornerback Green Bay Packers [21]
1973 Wally Chambers Defensive tackle Chicago Bears [70]
1974 Jack Lambert Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers [71]
1975 Robert Brazile Linebacker Houston Oilers [72]
1976 Mike Haynes Cornerback New England Patriots [73]
1977 A.J. Duhe Defensive end Miami Dolphins [74]
1978 Al Baker Defensive end Detroit Lions [75]
1979 Jim Haslett Linebacker Buffalo Bills [28]
1980 Buddy Curry
Al Richardson
Linebacker
Linebacker
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
[29]
1981 Lawrence Taylor Linebacker New York Giants [76]
1982 Chip Banks Linebacker Cleveland Browns [77]
1983 Vernon Leroy Maxwell Linebacker Baltimore Colts [32]
1984 Bill Maas Defensive tackle Kansas City Chiefs [33]
1985 Duane Bickett Linebacker Indianapolis Colts [78]
1986 Leslie O'Neal Defensive end San Diego Chargers [35]
1987 Shane Conlan Linebacker Buffalo Bills [36]
1988 Erik McMillan Safety New York Jets [37]
1989 Derrick Thomas Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs [38]
1990 Mark Carrier Safety Chicago Bears [39]
1991 Mike Croel Linebacker Denver Broncos [40]
1992 Dale Carter Cornerback Kansas City Chiefs [41]
1993 Dana Stubblefield Defensive tackle San Francisco 49ers [42]
1994 Tim Bowens Defensive tackle Miami Dolphins [43]
1995 Hugh Douglas Defensive end New York Jets [44]
1996 Simeon Rice Defensive end Arizona Cardinals [45]
1997 Peter Boulware Linebacker Baltimore Ravens [46]
1998 Charles Woodson Cornerback Oakland Raiders [79]
1999 Jevon Kearse Defensive end Tennessee Titans [80]
2000 Brian Urlacher Linebacker Chicago Bears [81]
2001 Kendrell Bell Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers [82]
2002 Julius Peppers Defensive end Carolina Panthers [51]
2003 Terrell Suggs Linebacker Baltimore Ravens [52]
2004 Jonathan Vilma Linebacker New York Jets [83]
2005 Shawne Merriman Linebacker San Diego Chargers [84]
2006 DeMeco Ryans Linebacker Houston Texans [85]
2007 Patrick Willis Linebacker San Francisco 49ers [86]
2008 Jerod Mayo Linebacker New England Patriots [87]
2009 Brian Cushing Linebacker Houston Texans [88]
2010 Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle Detroit Lions [89]
2011 Von Miller Linebacker Denver Broncos [90]
2012 Luke Kuechly Linebacker Carolina Panthers [91]
2013 Sheldon Richardson Defensive end New York Jets [92]
2014 Aaron Donald Defensive tackle St. Louis Rams [93]
2015 Marcus Peters Cornerback Kansas City Chiefs [94]
2016 Joey Bosa Defensive end San Diego Chargers [95]
2017 Marshon Lattimore Cornerback New Orleans Saints [5]
2018 Darius Leonard Linebacker Indianapolis Colts [66]

See also

References

General
  • Gellerman, Jacob; Drexler, Sam; Marini, Matt; Cocchiaro, Nicolas; Zerkel, Alex, eds. (2016). 2018 Official NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. pp. 525–525. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  • "AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  • "AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
Footnotes
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Darrell Green

Darrell Ray Green (born February 15, 1960) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) who played for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest cornerbacks to have ever played in the NFL. Green was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

The self-proclaimed "itty bitty guy," Green was nicknamed the "Ageless Wonder" by his peers and the general media for his remarkable ability to maintain a high level of play well into the twilight of his career. Green was also known for his speed and was one of the fastest players in the history of the NFL.

Rookie

A rookie is a person in the first year of activity in a sport, or someone new to a profession, training, or activity such as a rookie police officer, rookie pilot, or a recruit.

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