CASE KEENUM AND MINNESOTA MIRACLE NAMED BRIDGESTONE ELITE PERFORMANCE
PLAY OF THE YEAR AT NFL HONORS
Two-Hour Primetime Awards Show on NBC Recognizes Outstanding Players
and Performances from 2017 Season and Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Minnesota Vikings' QB CASE KEENUM and the MINNESOTA MIRACLE was named the BRIDGESTONE ELITE PERFORMANCE PLAY OF THE YEAR. The award was announced tonight at NFL HONORS – a two-hour primetime awards show that will air nationally tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.
The Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the Year was selected from 32 Performance Moments voted on by NFL fans on NFL.com.
Case Keenum threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs as time expired in the Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings radio announcer Paul Allen called it the "Minnesota Miracle" in real time. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.
On the eve of Super Bowl LII, featuring the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS announced their annual accolades in an awards show recognizing the best players, performances and plays from the 2017 season.
Emmy-nominated actor and comedian ROB RIGGLE hosted the show, and many of the winners were on-hand to accept their awards at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.
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 prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide, which recognizes a player's off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence, and the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, as voted by his peers, were among the awards announced this evening.
Seven of the awards were from the AP. These awards are voted on at the end of the regular NFL season by a nationwide media panel of 50 people who regularly cover the league. The ballots are tabulated solely by the AP.
The full list of awards that will be presented is:
|AP Most Valuable Player ||Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide|
|AP Coach of the Year ||AP Comeback Player of the Year |
|AP Offensive Player of the Year presented by Microsoft ||AP Defensive Player of the Year |
|AP Offensive Rookie of the Year ||AP Defensive Rookie of the Year|
Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the Year
|FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year|
|Salute To Service Award presented by USAA||Courtyard's Greatness on the Road Award |
|Deacon Jones Award ||Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award |
|Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year||Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year|
|Celebration of the Year||Game Changer presented by Secret Deodorant |
NFL Honors is an NFL Network production in association with Rock Garden Media. For more information about "NFL Honors" fans may visit http://www.nfl.com/honors and follow the #NFLHonors conversation on Twitter.
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