NFL Honors

The NFL Honors is an annual awards presentation in the National Football League (NFL). The television special is held the night before the Super Bowl, the league's championship game, at the game's host city, on the network carrying that year's Super Bowl game.[1] This is one of the few awards programs that is not aired live, instead pre-recorded for later same-day broadcast.

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NFL Honors
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Football League
First awarded2011
Websitewww.nfl.com/honors/

List of ceremonies

Ceremony Date MVP winner Viewers Rating TV network Host Venue
1st Annual February 4, 2012 Aaron Rodgers 3.5 million 2.2 NBC Alec Baldwin Murat Theatre, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana
2nd Annual February 2, 2013 Adrian Peterson 3.8 million 0.9 CBS Alec Baldwin Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana
3rd Annual February 1, 2014 Peyton Manning 3.1 million 0.9 Fox Alec Baldwin Radio City Music Hall, New York City
4th Annual January 31, 2015 Aaron Rodgers 4.7 million 1.2 NBC Seth Meyers Phoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix, Arizona
5th Annual February 6, 2016 Cam Newton 4.6 million 1.1 CBS Conan O'Brien Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
6th Annual February 4, 2017 Matt Ryan 3.2 million 0.9 Fox Keegan-Michael Key Wortham Theater, Houston, Texas
7th Annual February 3, 2018 Tom Brady 3.5 million 2.1 NBC Rob Riggle Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8th Annual February 2, 2019 Patrick Mahomes 3.4 million 2.1 CBS Steve Harvey Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia

Categories and awards

References

  1. ^ "NFL to celebrate season with '3rd Annual NFL Honors' special". NFL.com. National Football League. January 8, 2014. Archived from the original on January 31, 2014.

External links

1st Annual NFL Honors

The 1st annual installment of NFL Honors was an awards show presented by the National Football League to salute the best players and plays from the 2011 NFL season. The event was held at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 4, 2012 and was hosted by Alec Baldwin. The show aired on NBC and recorded a 2.2 rating with 3.524 million viewers.

2nd Annual NFL Honors

The 2nd annual NFL Honors was an awards show presented by the National Football League to salute the best players and plays from the 2012 NFL season. The event was held at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 2, 2013 and was hosted by Alec Baldwin. The show aired on CBS and recorded a 0.9 rating with 3.8 million viewers.Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won four awards, the most of any player. Baldwin's opening monologue, in which he roasted the NFL's biggest stars, was praised. Steve Specht, winner of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year, was the coach of Luke Kuechly, another award winner, at St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati).

3rd Annual NFL Honors

The 3rd Annual NFL Honors was an awards presentation by the National Football League honoring its best players from the 2013 NFL season. It was held on February 1, 2014, at Radio City Music Hall. Alec Baldwin returned for the third year to host the show. The show aired on Fox. Unlike previous NFL seasons, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its HOF Class of 2014 inductees during this award presentation.

4th Annual NFL Honors

The 4th Annual NFL Honors was the awards presentation by the National Football League honoring its best players and other individuals from the 2014 NFL season. It was held on January 31, 2015, and aired on NBC in the United States. Seth Meyers hosted the show. For the second year, the newest Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced and introduced during the show with the Class of 2015 appearing on stage at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. Unlike the previous three NFL Honors presentations, the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year Award was not presented; although Aaron Rodgers was announced as the winner of the 2014 season award.

5th Annual NFL Honors

The 5th Annual NFL Honors was the awards presentation by the National Football League honoring its best players from the 2015 NFL season. It was held on February 6, 2016 and aired on CBS in the United States at 9:00 PM EST. Comedian Conan O'Brien hosted the show.

6th Annual NFL Honors

The 6th Annual NFL Honors was the awards presentation by the National Football League that honored its best players from the 2016 NFL season. It was held on February 4, 2017 and aired on Fox in the United States at 8:00 PM EST. It was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.

7th Annual NFL Honors

The 7th Annual NFL Honors was an awards presentation by the National Football League that honored its best players from the 2017 NFL season. It was held on February 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM CT and pre-recorded for same-day broadcast on NBC in the United States at 9:00 PM/8:00 PM CT.

8th Annual NFL Honors

The 2019 NFL Honors was an awards presentation by the National Football League that honored its best players from the 2018 NFL season. It was held on February 2, 2019 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and pre–recorded for same–day broadcast on CBS in the United States at 9:00 PM/8:00 PM CT. 5 Finalists went to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Steve Harvey hosted the ceremony.

Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award

The National Football League Assistant Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by the Associated Press (AP) to the top assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL). The award is newer than any of the other AP NFL awards, having been first presented in 2014. Like its other categories, it is chosen by a panel of 50 media members. The AP award is presented at the NFL Honors.

Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award is presented annually by the Associated Press (AP) to a player in the National Football League (NFL). While the criteria for the award is imprecise, it is typically given to a player who has overcome adversity from the previous season—such as an injury or poor performance—and performed at a high level. The winner is selected by a nationwide panel of media personnel. Since 2011, the award has been presented at the NFL Honors ceremony held the day before the Super Bowl. In 2017 the award was presented by McDonald's.The AP first recognized an NFL comeback player of the year from 1963 to 1966, but these players are typically not included in overall lists of winners. The AP did not give the award again until the 1998 season. The only player to be recognized multiple times is quarterback Chad Pennington, who received the award in 2006 with the New York Jets and again in 2008 with the Miami Dolphins.

Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press (AP) to the offensive player in the National Football League (NFL) deemed to have had the most outstanding season. The winner is chosen by votes from a nationwide panel of sportswriters who regularly follow the NFL. Multiple-time awardees include Marshall Faulk and Earl Campbell, both of whom won the award three times, each consecutively. Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Tom Brady, Terrell Davis, Drew Brees, and Peyton Manning have each won the award twice. The award is currently held by quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, who received it for the 2018 NFL season after leading the league with 5,381 passing yards and 50 touchdowns.Every winner of the award has been either a running back or a quarterback, with the exception of Rice, who won twice as a wide receiver. Running backs have been awarded 26 times, followed by quarterbacks, with 20 awards. Of the 47 winners, 28 were also named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player in the same season. Since 2011, both awards have been given out at the annual NFL Honors ceremony along with other AP awards, including the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award and AP NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year Awards.Players are often awarded after record-breaking or near-record-breaking offensive seasons. Running back O. J. Simpson won the award for 1973 after rushing for a record 2,003 yards, becoming the first NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. When his record was broken by Eric Dickerson in 1984, Dickerson placed second in voting behind quarterback Dan Marino, who that year was the first to pass for 5,000 yards in a season. Marino's 5,084 yards stood as the record for 27 years before being broken by Drew Brees in 2011, who won that season's award. In turn, 2013 winner Peyton Manning set league single-season records for passing yards (5,477) and passing touchdowns (55).

Blair Walsh

Blair Richard Walsh (born January 9, 1990) is an American football placekicker, who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.

Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year

The Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year is an award given annually in honor of the National Football League (NFL)'s best offensive line. The award was established after the 2016 season, and first awarded to the Dallas Cowboys at the 6th Annual NFL Honors.

Doc Elliott

Wallace John "Doc" Elliott (born April 6, 1900 - January 11, 1976) was an American football running back. He played five seasons in the National Football League for the Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Bulldogs and the Cleveland Indians. During that time he won NFL Championships with Canton in 1922 and 1923, as well as a third with the Cleveland Bulldogs in 1924. In 1926, the first American Football League was established. Elliott joined the AFL's Cleveland Panthers that year, however later in the season he signed with Philadelphia Quakers. For their one and only season in existence the Quakers won the AFL championship, before folding along with the league. After that season, Elliott retired from pro football, until 1931 when he played one season with the Cleveland Panthers. Elliott was described by the Green Bay Press-Gazette in 1924, after obtaining the newspaper's 1st team all-NFL honors as being “a first rate line plunger and wonder on the defense. Elliott was the equal of any when it came to backing up the line.”

Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award

The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award is awarded annually to a high school football head coach in the United States that displays "the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula." It was created by the National Football League Foundation and first awarded for 2010, known then as the Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award, and coaches from the high school, college, and professional levels were eligible to receive it. It became an exclusively high school award in 2011 when it was awarded as part of the 1st Annual NFL Honors. Each of the 32 teams in the National Football League nominate a high school coach for each season's award. Two finalists each receive $15,000 from the NFL Foundation with $10,000 going to the schools' football programs.

List of National Football League awards

In the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in North America, there are a variety of awards presented to recognize players and teams for outstanding achievements. Each year on the night before the Super Bowl, the NFL Honors ceremony is held to present many of the league's most prestigious awards. In addition to these awards, there are many other organizations that present their own awards after each NFL season, often accompanied by a banquet and other festivities. Because of this, there is a much wider range of awards recognized in football compared to that of other major North American sports.

Miracle in Miami

The Miami Miracle, also known as the Miracle in Miami, was an American football play that took place at the end of a game on December 9, 2018, between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots. Down 33–28 with 7 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Dolphins completed a 17-yard pass and two lateral passes resulting in a 69-yard touchdown by running back Kenyan Drake. It is the first walk-off game-winning touchdown in NFL history to involve multiple lateral passes, and the first multi-lateral touchdown since the River City Relay in December 2003. After the game, the play was known by several names, most commonly the "Miami Miracle" and the "Miracle in Miami". The play went on to win the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year Award at the 8th Annual NFL Honors Award Show on February 2.

NFL Play of the Year Award

The NFL Play of the Year Award, presented as the Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year, is a National Football League award. It was first awarded in 2011, at the inaugural NFL Honors awards show. From 2012 onward, Bridgestone became the presenter of the award, which has since been annually presented at the NFL Honors.

Tut Imlay

Talma W. "Tut" Imlay (March 20, 1902 – May 17, 1962) was an American football player who played two seasons in the National Football League in 1926 and in 1927. During those two years, Tut played for the Los Angeles Buccaneers and the New York Giants. In 1927, Tut won an NFL Championship with the Giants. In 1926, Imlay earned 1st Team All-NFL honors by the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

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