Bert Bell Award

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Bert Bell Award
Awarded for Professional Player of the Year
Country United States
Presented by Maxwell Football Club
First awarded 1959
Currently held by Peyton Manning
Official website Bert Bell Award
Note: Not to be confused with the Bert Bell Man of the Year Award presented by the Bakers Club of Philadelphia.

The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. This award is named in honor of Bert Bell (1895-1959), Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) and founder of the Maxwell Club. Voters for the Pro Awards are NFL owners, football personnel, head and assistant coaches as well as members of the Maxwell Football Club, national media, both electronic and print, and local media. The award consists of a trophy in the form of a statue in the likeness of Bell. The award is presented at the club's annual football banquet.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Team Position
1959 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts Quarterback
1960 Norman Van Brocklin Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
1961 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers Running back
1962 Andy Robustelli New York Giants
1963 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns Running back
1964 Johnny Unitas (2) Baltimore Colts Quarterback
1965 Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles
1966 Don Meredith Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
1967 Johnny Unitas (3) Baltimore Colts Quarterback
1968 Leroy Kelly Cleveland Browns Running back
1969 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams Quarterback
1970 George Blanda Oakland Raiders Quarterback
1971 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Quarterback
1972 Larry Brown Washington Redskins Running back
1973 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills Running back
1974 Merlin Olsen Los Angeles Rams
1975 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
1976 Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders Quarterback
1977 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1978 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
1979 Earl Campbell Houston Oilers Running back
1980 Ron Jaworski Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
1981 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
1982 Joe Theismann Washington Redskins Quarterback
1983 John Riggins Washington Redskins Running back
1984 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1985 Walter Payton Chicago Bears Running back
1986 Lawrence Taylor New York Giants Linebacker
1987 Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver
1988 Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
1989 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1990 Randall Cunningham (2) Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
1991 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1992 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1993 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
1994 Steve Young (2) San Francisco 49ers Quarterback
1995 Brett Favre Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1996 Brett Favre (2) Green Bay Packers Quarterback
1997 Barry Sanders (2) Detroit Lions Running back
1998 Randall Cunningham (3) Minnesota Vikings Quarterback
1999 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams Quarterback
2000 Rich Gannon Oakland Raiders Quarterback
2001 Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams Running back
2002 Rich Gannon (2) Oakland Raiders Quarterback
2003 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
2004 Peyton Manning (2) Indianapolis Colts Quarterback
2005 Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks Running back
2006 LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers Running back
2007 Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback
2008 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back
2009 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Quarterback
2010 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
2011 Aaron Rodgers[1][2] Green Bay Packers Quarterback
2012 Adrian Peterson (2) Minnesota Vikings Running back
2013 Peyton Manning (3) Denver Broncos Quarterback

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maxwell winners". Philly.com. January 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Spofford, Mike (January 26, 2012). "McCarthy, Rodgers win Maxwell awards". Packers.com. Green Bay Packers, Inc. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

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