Football Digest

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Football Digest
Categories sports magazine
Final issue November 2005
Country United Statess
Language English
ISSN 0015-6760

Football Digest was a sports magazine for fans interested in professional American football, with in-depth coverage of the National Football League. The magazine modeled the Reader's Digest idea, bring the best in football journalism from newspapers and magazines that the fans would otherwise not had an opportunity to read.

The final issue was published in November 2005.

From 1973 through 1988 the magazine chose not only NFL MVPs but the top player at each position in the NFL, which was an editorial choice that was ahead of its time and involved a poll of the players.

It also had its own independent All-Rookie team which began in 1971 and its own All-pro team which began in the 1980s. The All-Pro team was chosen by the editorial staff which gave them the freedom to choose otherwise less-publicized players on the second-team selections. By interviewing coaches and players the editors felt they got the inside "scoop" on who the "sleepers" were for an All-Pro Team.[1]

Awards[edit]

NFL Player of the Year[edit]

  • 1973— O.J. Simpson, RB, Buf
  • 1974— Ken Stabler, QB, Oak
  • 1975— O.J. Simpson, RB, Buf
  • 1976— Ken Stabler, QB, Oak
  • 1977— Walter Payton, RB, Chi
  • 1978— Earl Campbell, RB, Hou
  • 1979— Dan Fouts, QB, SD
  • 1980— Brian Sipe, QB, Cle
  • 1981— Ken Anderson, QB, Cin
  • 1982— Joe Theismann, QB, Was
  • 1983— Joe Theismann, QB, Was
  • 1984— Dan Marino, QB, Mia
  • 1985— Marcus Allen, RB, LARd
  • 1986— Lawrence Taylor, OLB, NYG
  • 1987— Jerry Rice, WR, SF
  • 1988— Boomer Esiason, QB, Cin
  • 1989— Joe Montana, QB, SF
  • 1990— Randall Cunningham, QB, Phi
  • 1991— Barry Sanders, RB, Det
  • 1992— Steve Young, QB, SF
  • 1993— Emmitt Smith, RB, Dal
  • 1994— Barry Sanders, RB, Det
  • 1995— Brett Favre, QB, GB
  • 1996— Brett Favre, QB, GB
  • 1997— Barry Sanders, RB, Det
  • 1998— Terrell Davis, RB, Den
  • 1999— Kurt Warner, QB, StL
  • 2000— Marshall Faulk, RB, StL
  • 2001— Kurt Warner, QB, StL
  • 2002— Rich Gannon, QB, Oak
  • 2003— Peyton Manning, QB, Ind
  • 2004— Peyton Manning, QB, Ind[2]

NFL Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

  • 1992 - Junior Seau, ILB, San Diego Chargers
  • 1993 - Deion Sanders, CB, Atlanta Falcons
  • 1994 - Charles Haley, DE, Dallas Cowboys
  • 1995 - Merton Hanks, S, San Francisco 49ers
  • 1996 - Bruce Smith, DE, Buffalo Bills
  • 1997 - Dana Stubblefield, DT, San Francisco 49ers
  • 1998 - Junior Seau, ILB, San Diego Chargers
  • 1999 - Warren Sapp, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2000 - Ray Lewis, MLB, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2001 - Brian Urlacher, MLB, Chicago Bears
  • 2002 - Derrick Brooks, OLB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2003 - Ray Lewis, ILB, Baltimore Ravens
  • 2004 - Ed Reed, S, Baltimore Ravens[3]

NFL Defensive Back of the Year[edit]

NFL Defensive Linemen of the Year[edit]

NFL Linebacker of the Year[edit]

NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year[edit]

NFL Running Back of the Year[edit]

NFL Receiver of the Year[edit]

NFL Quarterback of the Year[edit]

NFL Specialists of the Year[edit]

NFL Kicker of the Year[edit]

NFL Coach of the Year[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Awards Issue of Football Digest April 2005.
  1. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  2. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  3. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  4. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  5. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  6. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue
  7. ^ Wilner, Barry. Football Digest. April, 2005 Issue

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