Quotes From Super Bowl XLIX Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Quick Quotes from NFL GameDay First & NFL GameDay Morning

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Katy Perry To Auction Off Guitars From Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show To Benefit Break The Cycle

 FANS MAY BID ON HALFTIME SHOW GUITARS AT NFL AUCTION THROUGH FEBRUARY 15

 KATY PERRY and the NFL announced today that the FENDER guitars that Katy’s band will play during the PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLIX HALFTIME SHOW will be auctioned off at NFL AUCTION (www.nfl.com/auction) to benefit BREAK THE CYCLE. The Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show will be broadcast on NBC from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

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AARON RODGERS AND LE’VEON BELL NAMED 2014 FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR AT “4th ANNUAL NFL HONORS”

FedEx Supports American Red Cross with more than $100,000 in Donations

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were named FEDEX AIR & GROUND NFL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX)  and the National Football League announced tonight during the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show – a two-hour primetime special that aired nationally on January 31 on NBC the night before Super Bowl XLIX.

FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year awards are a culmination of weekly awards presented by FedEx throughout the NFL season that give football fans the ability to honor stand-out quarterback and running back performances each week while earning charitable donations for the winning players’ cities.

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AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT “4th ANNUAL NFL HONORS” SUPER BOWL EVE ON NBC

The night before the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks kick off Super Bowl XLIX, the National Football League handed out 18 awards at “4th Annual NFL Honors” – a two-hour primetime awards special that saluted the best players, performances and plays from the 2014 season.  The show airs nationally on Saturday, January 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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ODELL BECKHAM JR ONE-HANDED TOUCHDOWN CATCH NAMED BRIDGESTONE PERFORMANCE PLAY OF THE YEAR AT “4TH ANNUAL NFL HONORS”

TWO-HOUR PRIMETIME AWARDS SHOW ON NBC SALUTES OUTSTANDING PLAYERS & PERFORMANCES FROM 2014 SEASON & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015 

New York Giants WR ODELL BECKHAM JR’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch during the Week 12 Dallas Cowboys – New York Giants game is the BRIDGESTONE PERFORMANCE PLAY OF THE YEAR. The award was announced tonight, Saturday, January 31, at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show that will air nationally at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year was selected from 20 Performance Moments voted on by NFL fans on NFL.com.

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CAROLINA PANTHERS LINEBACKER THOMAS DAVIS NAMED WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR

THOMAS DAVIS of the Carolina Panthers was named the 2014 WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR, it was announced today.  The award, which is presented by Nationwide, recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

The announcement was made during the fourth annual NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special that will air nationally from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (ET) on NBC tonight.

JARRETT and BRITTNEY PAYTON, the late Walter Payton’s children, will honor Davis on-field tomorrow before kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX.

“I am honored to be selected as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year,” said Davis.  “This award means a great deal to me, as it symbolizes the valued work that the NFL, its players, and its 32 teams do in the community. I am blessed to have such a strong support system in my family, the Carolina Panthers and the NFL, which allows me to make an impact in the communities we serve.

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS RB LE’VEON BELL NAMED NFL.COM FANTASY PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAP AT “4TH ANNUAL NFL HONORS”

PITTSBURGH STEELERS RB LE’VEON BELL NAMED NFL.COM FANTASY PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAP AT

“4TH ANNUAL NFL HONORS”

TWO-HOUR PRIMETIME AWARDS SHOW ON NBC SALUTES OUTSTANDING PLAYERS & PERFORMANCES FROM 2014 SEASON & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LE’VEON BELL is the 2014 NFL.COM FANTASY PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAP, it was announced tonight at “4th Annual NFL Honors” – a star-studded football and entertainment event saluting the best players, performances and plays from the 2014 season that will air nationally at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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ARIZONA CARDINALS WIDE RECEIVER LARRY FITZGERALD NAMED ART ROONEY AWARD WINNER

LARRY FITZGERALD of the Arizona Cardinals is the winner of the inaugural ART ROONEY AWARD, it was announced today. The award recognizes the NFL player who demonstrates the qualities of outstanding sportsmanship on the playing field, including fair play, respect for opponents and integrity in competition.

The award was founded this year in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer ART ROONEY, SR.

The announcement of the ART ROONEY AWARD PRESENTED BY BOSE was made during the “4th Annual NFL Honors”, a two-hour primetime awards special that will air nationally from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (ET) on NBC tonight.

Fitzgerald will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice.

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DALLAS COWBOYS QB TONY ROMO WINS “GREATNESS ON THE ROAD” AWARD PRESENTED BY COURTYARD AT “4th ANNUAL NFL HONORS”

TWO-HOUR PRIMETIME AWARDS SHOW ON NBC SALUTES OUTSTANDING PLAYERS & PERFORMANCES FROM 2014 SEASON & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2015

Dallas Cowboys QB TONY ROMO is the winner of the “GREATNESS ON THE ROAD” AWARD PRESENTED BY COURTYARD for his four-touchdown, comeback performance in a 31-28 road victory over the New York Giants. The award was announced tonight, Saturday, January 31, at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards show that will air nationally at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The “GREATNESS ON THE ROAD” AWARD PRESENTED BY COURTYARD is given to the player who demonstrates the best performance in a road game during the regular season. NFL Media Analysts selected Romo’s Week 12 play as the pinnacle of “Greatness On The Road.”

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BEARS DEFENSIVE END JARED ALLEN NAMED SALUTE TO SERVICE AWARD HONOREE

Allen’s commitment to supporting the military and their families recognized at

“4th Annual NFL Honors” Awards Show in Arizona

The NFL and USAA awarded Chicago Bears defensive end JARED ALLEN with the fourth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA, the league’s Official Military Appreciation Sponsor. The award was created to acknowledge the exceptional efforts by members of the NFL community to honor and support military and their families.

Allen accepted the award at the “4th Annual NFL Honors” awards ceremony in Arizona, the night before Super Bowl XLIX. USAA, a leading provider of insurance and other services to U.S. military members, veterans and their families, will contribute $25,000 in Allen’s honor to the official aid societies representing all five military branches.

“Jared Allen is a true leader in the NFL community in his commitment to honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military through his Homes 4 Wounded Warriors foundation,” said Don Clark, assistant vice president of media and sponsorship marketing at USAA. “Jared’s display of military appreciation makes him an inspired choice as the recipient of the Salute to Service Award.”

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