The National Football League Rookie of the Year Award (NFL ROTY) refers to any number of awards presented by various entities to the top American football rookie(s) in the National Football League (NFL).
Associated Press NFL ROTY AwardEdit
The AP NFL Rookie of the Year award is an annual award given since 1967 to the top offensive and defensive rookie players in the NFL. Winners are selected by a nationwide panel of 50 members of the Associated Press who regularly cover the league. Ballots are cast at the end of the regular season, before the playoffs. Since 2011, winners of the AP Rookie of the Year awards are announced at the NFL Honors show the night before the Super Bowl along with the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award.
- Players from the University of Miami and USC have won the award the most times (six).
- The Detroit Lions have won the most Rookie of the Year awards (7). Detroit has won four offensive ROTYs and three defensive ROTYs.
- Running backs have won 30 out of 44 Offensive ROTY awards, or 68%.
- Linebackers have won nearly half of the Defensive ROTY awards (21 out of 43)
- Only seven quarterbacks have won the award, and none from 1971 to 2003.
- The Eagles, and the Jaguars are the only franchises to never have a player win either award.
- 1967 marked the only year that one team won both awards, as the Lions took home the Offensive (Mel Farr) and Defensive (Lem Barney) trophies.
- Buddy Curry & Al Richardson are the only co-winners; both Atlanta Falcons linebackers won the 1980 Defensive ROTY award.
- Fourteen players who have won the ROTY award are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Six first overall draft picks have won the ROTY award (All Offensive).
- The top two draft picks have won Offensive ROTY and Defensive ROTY in the same season three times: 1981, 2010 and 2011.
Pepsi NFL ROTY AwardEdit
The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award is an annual award given since 2002 to the top rookie in the NFL. The winner is selected by fans through an online voting process at NFL.com.
Every week during the NFL regular season, five finalists are chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award, and the winner is determined by fan voting online. Those results are used to help determine the finalists for the Rookie of the Year award. Voting occurs throughout the postseason and concludes the week before the Super Bowl. More than 350,000 votes were cast for the inaugural award in 2002, 1.002 million votes in 2009, and more than 1.59 million votes in 2010. Since 2011, the winner of the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award is announced at the NFL Honors show the night before the Super Bowl along with the AP Rookie of the Year awards.
|2002||Jeremy Shockey||New York Giants||Tight end|
|2003||Domanick Davis||Houston Texans||Running back|
|2004||Ben Roethlisberger||Pittsburgh Steelers||Quarterback|
|2005||Cadillac Williams||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Running back|
|2006||Vince Young||Tennessee Titans||Quarterback|
|2007||Adrian Peterson||Minnesota Vikings||Running back|
|2008||Joe Flacco||Baltimore Ravens||Quarterback|
|2009||Percy Harvin||Minnesota Vikings||Wide receiver|
|2010||Ndamukong Suh||Detroit Lions||Defensive Tackle|
|2011||Cam Newton||Carolina Panthers||Quarterback|
|2012||Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks||Quarterback|
PFW/Pro Football Writers of America NFL ROTY AwardEdit
The Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association (PFW/PFWA) Rookie of the Year awards have been given annually to an offensive and defensive rookie in the NFL since 1969, except in 1985. The winners are chosen by PFW writers/editors and PFWA members.
Offensive ROTY Winners (1969–present)Edit
Defensive ROTY Winners (1969–present)Edit
Sporting News NFL ROTY AwardEdit
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|2010||Ndamukong Suh||Detroit Lions||Defensive Tackle|
|2011||Cam Newton||Carolina Panthers||Quarterback|
|2012||Robert Griffin III||Washington Redskins||Quarterback|
United Press International NFL ROTY AwardEdit
United Press International (UPI) awarded an annual NFL Rookie of the Year award from 1955-1959 and two annual awards from 1960 to 1996. From 1960 to 1969 the awards went to a rookie from the NFL and AFL, and after the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, the awards went to a rookie from the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC).
NFL Winners (1955–1969)Edit
AFL Winners (1960–1969)Edit
NFC Winners (1970–1996)Edit
AFC Winners (1970-1996)Edit
NEA NFL ROTY AwardEdit
The NEA NFL Rookie of the Year award was founded in 1964 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association and was created by Murray Olderman, the senior sports editor for the NEA. From 1971 through 1976 winners for both the American Football Conference and National Football Conference were chosen, except in 1974. The award was discontinued after the 1996 season. Winners were awarded the Bert Bell Memorial Trophy in honor of former NFL commissioner Bert Bell.
|1964||Charley Taylor||Washington Redskins||Wide receiver|
|1965||Gale Sayers||Chicago Bears||Running back|
|1966||Tommy Nobis||Atlanta Falcons||Linebacker|
|1967||Mel Farr||Detroit Lions||Running back|
|1968||Earl McCullouch||Detroit Lions||Wide receiver|
|1969||Calvin Hill||Dallas Cowboys||Running back|
|1970||Raymond Chester||Oakland Rainders||Tight end|
|1971||Jim Plunkett (AFC)||New England Patriots||Quarterback|
|1971||John Brockington (NFC)||Green Bay Packers||Running back|
|1972||Franco Harris (AFC)||Pittsburgh Steelers||Running back|
|1972||Willie Buchanon (NFC)||Green Bay Packers||Cornerback|
|1973||Boobie Clark (AFC)||Cincinnati Bengals||Running back|
|1973||Chuck Foreman (NFC)||Minnesota Vikings||Running back|
|1974||Don Woods||San Diego Chargers||Running back|
|1975||Robert Brazile (AFC)||Houston Oilers||Linebacker|
|1975||Steve Bartkowski (NFC)||Atlanta Falcons||Quarterback|
|1976||Mike Haynes (AFC)||New England Patriots||Cornerback|
|1976||Sammy White (NFC)||Minnesota Vikings Patriots||Wide receiver|
|1977||Tony Dorsett||Dallas Cowboys||Running back|
|1978||Earl Campbell||Houston Oilers||Running back|
|1979||Ottis Anderson||St. Louis Cardinals||Running back|
|1980||Billy Sims||Detroit Lions||Running back|
|1981||Lawrence Taylor||New York Giants||Outside linebacker|
|1982||Marcus Allen||Los Angeles Raiders||Running back|
|1983||Eric Dickerson||Los Angeles Rams||Running back|
|1984||Louis Lipps||Pittsburgh Steelers||Wide receiver|
|1985||Eddie Brown||Cincinnati Bengals||Wide receiver|
|1986||Rueben Mayes||New Orleans Saints||Running back|
|1987||Bo Jackson||Los Angeles Raiders||Running back|
|1988||John Stephens||New England Patriots||Running back|
|1989||Barry Sanders||Detroit Lions||Running back|
|1990||Eric Green||Pittsburgh Steelers||Tight end|
|1991||Mike Croel||Denver Broncos||Outside linebacker|
|1992||Dale Carter||Kansas City Chiefs||Cornerback|
|1993||Jerome Bettis||Los Angeles Rams||Running back|
|1994||Marshall Faulk||Indianapolis Colts||Running back|
|1995||Joey Galloway||Seattle Seahawks||Wide receiver|
|1996||Eddie George||Houston Oilers||Running back|
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