Aaron Rodgers Honored at the NFL Honors Event
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Green Bay Packers QB AARON RODGERS’ incredible Hail Mary pass during the Week 13 Green Bay Packers - Detroit Lions game was the BRIDGESTONE 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 CBS.
The Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year was selected from 20 Performance Moments voted on by NFL fans on NFL.com.
On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the NFL and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS announced their annual accolades in an awards show saluting the best players, performances and plays from the 2015 season. CONAN O’BRIEN, Emmy award-winning comedian and late night talk show host, hosted the show and many of the winners were on hand to accept their awards.
The newest PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME class was announced and introduced during the show with the Class of 2016 appearing on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
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 Rooney Sportsmanship Award presented by McDonald’s, 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 presented were:
AP Most Valuable Player presented by Verizon
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide
AP Coach of the Year presented by Lenovo
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 Performance Play of the Year
FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year presented by SAP
Courtyard’s Greatness on the Road Award
Salute To Service Award presented by USAA
Rooney Sportsmanship Award presented by McDonald’s
Deacon Jones Award
Clutch Performer of the Year presented by Castrol
“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.