1st Annual NFL Honors

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1st NFL Honors
DateFebruary 4, 2012 (2012-02-04)
SiteMurat Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana[1]
Hosted byAlec Baldwin
Television coverage

The 1st annual installment of NFL Honors was an awards show presented by the National Football League to salute the best players and plays from the 2011 NFL season. The event was held at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 4, 2012 and was hosted by Alec Baldwin.[2] The show aired on NBC and recorded a 2.2 rating with 3.524 million viewers.[3]

List of award winners[edit]

Award Player Position Team Ref
AP MVP Aaron Rodgers Quarterback Green Bay Packers [1][4]
AP Offensive Player Drew Brees New Orleans Saints [2]
AP Defensive Player Terrell Suggs Outside linebacker Baltimore Ravens [3]
Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Cam Newton Quarterback Carolina Panthers [5]
AP Offensive Rookie [4]
AP Defensive Rookie Von Miller Outside linebacker Denver Broncos [5]
AP Head Coach Jim Harbaugh NFL Head Coach San Francisco 49ers [6]
AP Comeback Player of the Year Matthew Stafford Quarterback Detroit Lions [7]
Play of the Year Randall Cobb Wide receiver Green Bay Packers [6]
GMC Never Say Never Moment Tim Tebow Quarterback Denver Broncos [8]
NFL.com Fantasy Player Calvin Johnson Wide receiver Detroit Lions [9]
Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award New Orleans Saints Offensive line New Orleans Saints [7]
Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Matt Birk Center Baltimore Ravens [10]
Don Shula NFL High School Coach Award John McKissick High School Head Coach Summerville High School [8]
NFL Salute to Service Award Bud Adams Owner Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans [9]


The following is a gallery of the winners of the awards at the NFL Honors


  1. ^ "Alec Baldwin hosts NFL Honors show at Murat Theatre". WTHR.com. February 6, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "First-ever 'NFL Honors' show will be hosted by Baldwin in Indy". NFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "TV Ratings: Just 3.5 Million For NFL Honors; Also, PGA on CBS, Figure Skating". Sports Media Watch. February 7, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Jared Smith (February 5, 2012). "NFL MVP Award 2012: Aaron Rodgers Unanimous Winner Of AP Honor". SB Nation New York. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "NEWTON EARNS PEPSI ROOKIE HONORS". NFL.com. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  6. ^ NFL Honors: Cobb carries chip on shoulder. National Football League. February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "SAINTS EARN 2011 MADDEN PROTECTORS AWARD". NFL.com. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Bryan Strickland (February 3, 2012). "McKissick earns NFL high school coach of year". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  9. ^ "Tennessee Titans Owner Bud Adams Named First Winner of Salute To Service Award". Clarskville Online. February 4, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.

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