Awards for the 2017 NFL Season Announced at NFL Honors

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Awards for the 2017 NFL Season Announced at NFL Honors

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The night before the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl LII, the National Football League handed out awards from the 2017 season at NFL HONORS – a two-hour primetime awards special recognizing the best players, performances and plays. The show will air nationally tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.

In addition, the newest PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME class was announced and introduced during the show with the Class of 2018 appearing on stage at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.

The full list of awards and winners include:

AP Most Valuable Player

Tom BradyNew England Patriots

AP Coach of the Year

Sean McVayLos Angeles Rams

AP Comeback Player of the Year

Keenan AllenLos Angeles Chargers
AP Offensive Player of the Year presented by MicrosoftTodd GurleyLos Angeles Rams

AP Defensive Player of the Year

Aaron DonaldLos Angeles Rams
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin KamaraNew Orleans Saints

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

Marshon LattimoreNew Orleans Saints
AP Assistant Coach of the YearPat ShurmurMinnesota Vikings
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award Luke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by NationwideJ.J. WattHouston Texans
Deacon Jones AwardChandler JonesArizona Cardinals
FedEx Air Player of the YearCarson WentzPhiladelphia Eagles
FedEx Ground Player of the YearTodd GurleyLos Angeles Rams
Salute To Service Award Presented by USAAAndre RobertsAtlanta Falcons
Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the YearMinnesota Vikings – Minneapolis Miracle
Courtyard's Greatness on the Road AwardDeshaun WatsonHouston Texans
Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the YearDrew Brees​New Orleans Saints
Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the YearPhiladelphia Eagles Offensive Line
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year AwardRob GarrettCrenshaw High School

Celebration of the Year

Philadelphia Eagles' Electric Slide

Game Changer presented by Secret Deodorant

Sam Gordon


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