2nd Annual NFL Honors

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2nd NFL Honors
Date February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02)
Site Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana[1]
Host Alec Baldwin
Television coverage
Network CBS
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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.[2][3] The show aired on CBS and recorded a 0.9 rating with 3.8 million viewers.[4]

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.[5]

List of award winners[edit]

Award Player Position Team Ref
AP MVP Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings [6]
AP Coach of the Year Bruce Arians Interim Head Coach Indianapolis Colts [7]
AP Offensive Player of the Year Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings [8]
AP Defensive Player of the Year J. J. Watt Defensive end Houston Texans [9]
Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Russell Wilson Quarterback Seattle Seahawks [10]
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III Quarterback Washington Redskins [11]
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Luke Kuechly Linebacker Carolina Panthers [12]
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year Torrey Smith Wide Receiver Baltimore Ravens [13]
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings [14]
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award Steve Specht Head Coach St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) [15]
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Jason Witten Tight end Dallas Cowboys [16]
AP Comeback Player of the Year Peyton Manning Quarterback Denver Broncos [17]
FedEx Air Player of the Year [18]
FedEx Ground Player of the Year Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings [18]
Bridgestone Play of the Year Ray Rice Running back Baltimore Ravens [19]
"Greatness on the Road" Award Colin Kaepernick Quarterback San Francisco 49ers [20]
Salute to Service Award Charles Tillman Cornerback Chicago Bears [21]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Adrian Peterson tabbed AP Offensive Player of the Year". NFL.com. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (February 2, 2013). "J.J. Watt near unanimous Defensive Player of the Year". NFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Russell Wilson named 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year". Seahawks.com. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ Wilner, Barry (February 2, 2013). "Griffin beats Luck, Wilson". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Sessler, Marc (February 2, 2013). "Luke Kuechly wins Defensive Rookie of the Year honors". NFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ Aaron Wilson (February 2, 2013). "Torrey Smith wins NFL's Never Say Never Moment of the Year". Ravens Insider. Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ Desimone, Dylan (February 2, 2013). "Adrian Peterson wins 2012 fantasy POTY". SB Nation. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ Joe Reedy (February 1, 2013). "St. Xavier's Steve Specht receives national award". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ Alicia Jessop (February 2, 2013). "Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten Wins the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his Work to End Domestic Violence". Forbes. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
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  18. ^ a b Alicia Jessop (February 2, 2013). "NFL Honors Highlights the NFL's Award-Winning Players and Partnerships". Forbes. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Ray Rice’s Fourth-And-29 Conversion Named Bridgestone Play of the Year at "2nd Annual NFL Honors"". NFL Communications. February 2, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  20. ^ "San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Wins "Greatness on the Road" Award Presented by Courtyard at "2nd Annual NFL Honors"". Marriott. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 2, 2013). "Tillman presented with Salute to Service Award". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 2, 2013.