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Various entities present a National Football League Rookie of the Year Award each season to the top rookie(s) in the National Football League (NFL). The NFL considers the rookie of the year awards by the Associated Press (AP) to be its official honor.[1] The AP awards and Pepsi's rookie of the year award are presented each year at the NFL Honors.

Associated Press NFL ROTY AwardEdit

Offensive ROTY winners (1967–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position Ref.
1967 Farr, MelMel Farr Detroit Lions Running back [2]
1968 McCullouch, EarlEarl McCullouch Detroit Lions Wide receiver [3]
1969 Hill, CalvinCalvin Hill Dallas Cowboys Running back
1970 Shaw, DennisDennis Shaw Buffalo Bills Quarterback
1971 Brockington, JohnJohn Brockington Green Bay Packers Running back
1972 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1973 Foreman, ChuckChuck Foreman Minnesota Vikings Running back
1974 Don Woods San Diego Chargers Running back
1975 Mike Thomas Washington Redskins Running back
1976 Sammy White Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1977 Dorsett, TonyTony 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 George Rogers New Orleans Saints Running back
1982 Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders Running back
1983 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1984 Louis Lipps Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
1985 Eddie Brown Cincinnati Bengals Wide receiver
1986 Rueben Mayes New Orleans Saints Running back
1987 Troy Stradford Miami Dolphins Running back
1988 John Stephens New England Patriots Running back
1989 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1990 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
1991 Leonard Russell New England Patriots Running back
1992 Carl Pickens Cincinnati Bengals Wide receiver
1993 Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams Running back
1994 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts Running back
1995 Curtis Martin New England Patriots Running back
1996 Eddie George Houston Oilers Running back
1997 Warrick Dunn Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
1998 Randy Moss Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1999 Edgerrin James Indianapolis Colts Running back
2000 Mike Anderson Denver Broncos Running back
2001 Anthony Thomas Chicago Bears Running back
2002 Clinton Portis Denver Broncos Running back
2003 Anquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver
2004 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
2005 Williams, CadillacCadillac Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
2006 Vince Young Tennessee Titans Quarterback
2007 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back
2008 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
2009 Percy Harvin Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
2010 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams Quarterback
2011 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Quarterback [4]
2012 Robert Griffin III Washington Redskins Quarterback [5]
2013 Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers Running back [6]
2014 Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Wide receiver [7]
2015 Todd Gurley St. Louis Rams Running back [8]
2016 Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys Quarterback [9]
2017 Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Running back [10]
2018 Saquon Barkley New York Giants Running back [11]

Defensive ROTY winners (1967–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position Ref.
1967 Lem Barney Detroit Lions Cornerback [2]
1968 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons Defensive end [3]
1969 Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle
1970 Bruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers Cornerback
1971 Isiah Robertson Los Angeles Rams Linebacker
1972 Willie Buchanon Green Bay Packers Cornerback
1973 Wally Chambers Chicago Bears Defensive tackle
1974 Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
1975 Robert Brazile Houston Oilers Linebacker
1976 Mike Haynes New England Patriots Cornerback
1977 A. J. Duhe Miami Dolphins Defensive end
1978 Al Baker Detroit Lions Defensive end
1979 Jim Haslett Buffalo Bills Linebacker
1980 Buddy Curry co-winner
Al Richardson co-winner
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
Linebacker
Linebacker
1981 Lawrence Taylor New York Giants Linebacker
1982 Chip Banks Cleveland Browns Linebacker
1983 Vernon Maxwell Baltimore Colts Linebacker
1984 Bill Maas Kansas City Chiefs Defensive tackle
1985 Duane Bickett Indianapolis Colts Linebacker
1986 Leslie O'Neal San Diego Chargers Defensive end
1987 Shane Conlan Buffalo Bills Linebacker
1988 Erik McMillan New York Jets Safety
1989 Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker
1990 Mark Carrier Chicago Bears Safety
1991 Mike Croel Denver Broncos Linebacker
1992 Dale Carter Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
1993 Dana Stubblefield San Francisco 49ers Defensive tackle
1994 Tim Bowens Miami Dolphins Defensive tackle
1995 Hugh Douglas New York Jets Defensive end
1996 Simeon Rice Arizona Cardinals Defensive end
1997 Peter Boulware Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
1998 Charles Woodson Oakland Raiders Cornerback
1999 Jevon Kearse Tennessee Titans Defensive end
2000 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Linebacker
2001 Kendrell Bell Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
2002 Julius Peppers Carolina Panthers Defensive end
2003 Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
2004 Jonathan Vilma New York Jets Linebacker
2005 Shawne Merriman San Diego Chargers Linebacker
2006 DeMeco Ryans Houston Texans Linebacker
2007 Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers Linebacker
2008 Jerod Mayo New England Patriots Linebacker
2009 Brian Cushing Houston Texans Linebacker
2010 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive tackle
2011 Von Miller Denver Broncos Linebacker [12]
2012 Kuechly, LukeLuke Kuechly Carolina Panthers Linebacker [13]
2013 Sheldon Richardson New York Jets Defensive end [14]
2014 Aaron Donald St. Louis Rams Defensive tackle [15]
2015 Marcus Peters Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback [16]
2016 Joey Bosa San Diego Chargers Defensive end [17]
2017 Marshon Lattimore New Orleans Saints Cornerback [18]
2018 Darius Leonard Indianapolis Colts Linebacker [19]

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.[20] More than 350,000 votes were cast for the inaugural award in 2002,[21] 1.002 million votes in 2009, and more than 1.59 million votes in 2010.[22] 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.[23]

Winners (2002–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position Ref.
2002 Shockey, JeremyJeremy Shockey New York Giants Tight end [24]
2003 Davis, DomanickDomanick Davis Houston Texans Running back
2004 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
2005 Williams, CadillacCadillac Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
2006 Young, VinceVince Young Tennessee Titans Quarterback
2007 Peterson, AdrianAdrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back
2008 Flacco, JoeJoe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Quarterback
2009 Harvin, PercyPercy Harvin Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
2010 Suh, NdamukongNdamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive tackle
2011 Newton, CamCam Newton Carolina Panthers Quarterback
2012 Wilson, RussellRussell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Quarterback
2013 Allen, KeenanKeenan Allen San Diego Chargers Wide receiver [25]
2014 Bridgewater, TeddyTeddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings Quarterback [26]
2015 Winston, JameisJameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback [27]
2016 Prescott, DakDak Prescott Dallas Cowboys Quarterback [28]
2017 Kamara, AlvinAlvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Running Back
2018 Barkley, SaquonSaquon Barkley New York Giants Running Back [29]

Pro Football Weekly/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. In 2013, PFWA began selecting an overall NFL rookie of the year in addition to its offensive and defensive honors.[30] The winners are chosen by Pro Football Weekly writers/editors and PFWA members.

Overall ROTY winnersEdit

Season Player Team Position Ref.
2013 Lacy, EddieEddie Lacy Green Bay Packers Running back
[31]
2014 Beckham Jr., OdellOdell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Wide receiver
[32]
2015 Gurley, ToddTodd Gurley St. Louis Rams Running back
[33]
2016 Elliott, EzekielEzekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys Running back
[34]
2017 Hunt, KareemKareem Hunt Kansas City Chiefs Running back
[35]
2018 Mayfield, BakerBaker Mayfield Cleveland Browns Quarterback <center>[36]

Offensive ROTY winners (1969–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1969 Hill, CalvinCalvin Hill (NFL) Dallas Cowboys Running back
1969 Cook, GregGreg Cook (AFL) Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback
1970 Shaw, DennisDennis Shaw Buffalo Bills Quarterback
1971 Plunkett, JimJim Plunkett New England Patriots Quarterback
1972 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1973 Foreman, ChuckChuck Foreman Minnesota Vikings Running back
1974 Don Woods San Diego Chargers Running back
1975 Mike Thomas co-winner Washington Redskins Running back
1975 Bartkowski, SteveSteve Bartkowski co-winner Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
1976 Sammy White[37] Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1977 Dorsett, TonyTony 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 George Rogers New Orleans Saints Running back
1982 Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders Running back
1983 Eric Dickerson[38] Los Angeles Rams Running back
1984 Louis Lipps Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
1986 Rueben Mayes New Orleans Saints Running back
1987 Troy Stradford Miami Dolphins Running back
1988 John Stephens co-winner New England Patriots Running back
1988 Woods, IckeyIckey Woods co-winner Cincinnati Bengals Running back
1989 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1990 Emmitt Smith Dallas Cowboys Running back
1991 Leonard Russell New England Patriots Running back
1992 Hanson, JasonJason Hanson Detroit Lions Placekicker
1993 Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams Running back
1994 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts Running back
1995 Curtis Martin New England Patriots Running back
1996 Eddie George Houston Oilers Running back
1997 Warrick Dunn Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
1998 Randy Moss Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1999 Edgerrin James Indianapolis Colts Running back
2000 Mike Anderson Denver Broncos Running back
2001 Anthony Thomas Chicago Bears Running back
2002 Clinton Portis Denver Broncos Running back
2003 Anquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver
2004 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
2005 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
2006 Vince Young Tennessee Titans Quarterback
2007 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back
2008 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
2009 Percy Harvin Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
2010 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams Quarterback
2011 Newton, CamCam Newton[39] Carolina Panthers Quarterback
2012 Griffin III, RobertRobert Griffin III[40] Washington Redskins Quarterback
2013 Allen, KeenanKeenan Allen[31] San Diego Chargers Wide receiver
2014 Beckham Jr., OdellOdell Beckham Jr.[32] New York Giants Wide receiver
2015 Gurley, ToddTodd Gurley St. Louis Rams Running back
2016 Elliott, EzekielEzekiel Elliott[34] Dallas Cowboys Running back
2017 Hunt, KareemKareem Hunt Kansas City Chiefs Running back
Kamara, AlvinAlvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Running back
2018 Barkley, SaquonSaquon Barkley New York Giants Running back

Defensive ROTY winners (1969–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1969 Joe Greene (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle
1969 Marsalis, JimJim Marsalis (AFL) Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
1970 Bruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers Cornerback
1971 Isiah Robertson Los Angeles Rams Linebacker
1972 Sherman White Cincinnati Bengals Defensive end
1973 Wally Chambers Chicago Bears Defensive tackle
1974 Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
1975 Robert Brazile Houston Oilers Linebacker
1976 Mike Haynes New England Patriots Cornerback
1977 A. J. Duhe Miami Dolphins Defensive end
1978 Al Baker Detroit Lions Defensive end
1979 Jesse Baker Houston Oilers Defensive end
1980 Buddy Curry Atlanta Falcons Linebacker
1981 Lawrence Taylor New York Giants Linebacker
1982 Chip Banks Cleveland Browns Linebacker
1983 Vernon Leroy Maxwell Baltimore Colts Linebacker
1984 Tom Flynn Green Bay Packers Safety
1986 Leslie O'Neal co-winner San Diego Chargers Defensive end
1986 Offerdahl, JohnJohn Offerdahl co-winner Miami Dolphins Linebacker
1987 Shane Conlan Buffalo Bills Linebacker
1988 Erik McMillan New York Jets Safety
1989 Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker
1990 Mark Carrier Chicago Bears Safety
1991 Mike Croel Denver Broncos Linebacker
1992 Dale Carter Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
1993 Dana Stubblefield San Francisco 49ers Defensive tackle
1994 Tim Bowens Miami Dolphins Defensive tackle
1995 Hugh Douglas New York Jets Defensive end
1996 Simeon Rice Arizona Cardinals Defensive end
1997 Peter Boulware Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
1998 Charles Woodson Oakland Raiders Cornerback
1999 Jevon Kearse Tennessee Titans Defensive end
2000 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Linebacker
2001 Kendrell Bell Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
2002 Julius Peppers Carolina Panthers Defensive end
2003 Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens Linebacker
2004 Robinson, DuntaDunta Robinson Houston Texans Cornerback
2005 Shawne Merriman San Diego Chargers Linebacker
2006 DeMeco Ryans Houston Texans Linebacker
2007 Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers Linebacker
2008 Jerod Mayo New England Patriots Linebacker
2009 Brian Cushing Houston Texans Linebacker
2010 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive tackle
2011 Smith, AldonAldon Smith[41] San Francisco 49ers Outside linebacker
2012 Kuechly, LukeLuke Kuechly[42] Carolina Panthers Linebacker
2013 Alonso, KikoKiko Alonso[31] Buffalo Bills Linebacker
2014 Aaron Donald[32] St. Louis Rams Defensive tackle
2015 Peters, MarcusMarcus Peters Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
2016 Bosa, JoeyJoey Bosa[34] San Diego Chargers Defensive end
2017 Lattimore, MarshonMarshon Lattimore New Orleans Saints Cornerback
2018 Darius Leonard Indianapolis Colts Linebacker

Sporting News NFL ROTY AwardEdit

The Sporting News NFL Rookie of the Year award is chosen annually by NFL players, coaches, and executives. There were 617 voters in 2010,[43] 632 voters in 2011,[44] and over 800 voters in 2012.[45]

NFL ROTY winners (1955–1959)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1955 Ameche, AlanAlan Ameche Baltimore Colts Fullback
1956 Caroline, J. C.J. C. Caroline Chicago Bears Defensive back
1957 Brown, JimJim Brown Cleveland Browns Fullback
1958 Mitchell, BobbyBobby Mitchell Cleveland Browns Halfback
1959 Pietrosante, NickNick Pietrosante[46] Detroit Lions Fullback

AFL ROTY winners (1960–1969)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1960 Haynes, AbnerAbner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback
1961 Faison, EarlEarl Faison San Diego Chargers Defensive end
1962 McClinton, CurtisCurtis McClinton Dallas Texans Fullback
1963 Joe, BillyBilly Joe Denver Broncos Fullback
1964 Snell, MattMatt Snell New York Jets Fullback
1965 Namath, JoeJoe Namath New York Jets Quarterback
1966 Burnett, BobbyBobby Burnett Buffalo Bills Halfback
1967 Post, DickieDickie Post San Diego Chargers Halfback
1968 Robinson, PaulPaul Robinson Cincinnati Bengals Running back
1969 Garrett, CarlCarl Garrett Boston Patriots Halfback

NFL ROTY winners (1960–1969)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1960 Cogdill, GailGail Cogdill Detroit Lions Wide receiver
1961 Ditka, MikeMike Ditka[47] Chicago Bears Tight end
1962 Bull, RonnieRonnie Bull Chicago Bears Halfback
1963 Flatley, PaulPaul Flatley Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1964 Taylor, CharleyCharley Taylor[48] Washington Redskins Wide receiver
1965 Sayers, GaleGale Sayers Chicago Bears Halfback
1966 Nobis, TommyTommy Nobis Atlanta Falcons Linebacker
1967 Farr, MelMel Farr Detroit Lions Halfback
1968 McCullouch, EarlEarl McCullouch[49] Detroit Lions Wide receiver
1969 Hill, CalvinCalvin Hill Dallas Cowboys Halfback

AFC ROTY winners (1970–1979)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1970 Shaw, DennisDennis Shaw Buffalo Bills Quarterback
1971 Plunkett, JimJim Plunkett New England Patriots Quarterback
1972 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Fullback
1973 Clark, BoobieBoobie Clark Cincinnati Bengals Fullback
1974 Woods, DonDon Woods San Diego Chargers Halfback
1975 Brazile, RobertRobert Brazile Houston Oilers Linebacker
1976 Haynes, MikeMike Haynes New England Patriots Cornerback
1977 Duhe, A.J.A.J. Duhe Miami Dolphins Defensive end
1978 Campbell, EarlEarl Campbell[50] Houston Oilers Running back
1979 Butler, JerryJerry Butler Buffalo Bills Wide receiver

NFC ROTY winners (1970–1979)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1970 Taylor, BruceBruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers Cornerback
1971 Brockington, JohnJohn Brockington Green Bay Packers Fullback
1972 Marcol, ChesterChester Marcol Green Bay Packers Placekicker
1973 Foreman, ChuckChuck Foreman Minnesota Vikings Running back
1974 Jackson, WilburWilbur Jackson San Francisco 49ers Running back
1975 Bartkowski, SteveSteve Bartkowski Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
1976 White, SammySammy White[51] Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1977 Dorsett, TonyTony Dorsett[52] Dallas Cowboys Running back
1978 Baker, AlAl Baker Detroit Lions Defensive end
1979 Anderson, OttisOttis Anderson[53] St. Louis Cardinals Running back

NFL ROTYS winners (1980–present)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1980 Sims, BillyBilly Sims Detroit Lions Running back
1981 Rogers, GeorgeGeorge Rogers New Orleans Saints Running back
1982 Allen, MarcusMarcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders Running back
1983 Marino, DanDan Marino Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1984 Lipps, LouisLouis Lipps Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver
1985 Brown, EddieEddie Brown Cincinnati Bengals Wide receiver
1986 Mayes, ReubenReuben Mayes New Orleans Saints Running back
1987 Awalt, RobertRobert Awalt St. Louis Cardinals Tight end
1988 Jackson, KeithKeith Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Tight end
1989 Sanders, BarryBarry Sanders[54] Detroit Lions Running back
1990 Webb, RichmondRichmond Webb Miami Dolphins Offensive tackle
1991 Croel, MikeMike Croel Denver Broncos Linebacker
1992 Dotson, SantanaSantana Dotson Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive tackle
1993 Bettis, JeromeJerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams Running back
1994 Faulk, MarshallMarshall Faulk[55] Indianapolis Colts Running back
1995 Martin, CurtisCurtis Martin[56] New England Patriots Running back
1996 George, EddieEddie George[57] Houston Oilers Running back
1997 Dunn, WarrickWarrick Dunn[58] Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
1998 Moss, RandyRandy Moss Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1999 James, EdgerrinEdgerrin James[59] Indianapolis Colts Running back
2000 Urlacher, BrianBrian Urlacher Chicago Bears Linebacker
2001 Bell, KendrellKendrell Bell Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker
2002 Portis, ClintonClinton Portis[60] Denver Broncos Running back
2003 Boldin, AnquanAnquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver
2004 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback
2005 Merriman, ShawneShawne Merriman San Diego Chargers Linebacker
2006 Young, VinceVince Young Tennessee Titans Quarterback
2007 Peterson, AdrianAdrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back
2008 Ryan, MattMatt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
2009 Harvin, PercyPercy Harvin Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
2010 Suh, NdamukongNdamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive tackle
2011 Newton, CamCam Newton Carolina Panthers Quarterback
2012 Griffin III, RobertRobert Griffin III Washington Redskins Quarterback
2013 Lacy, EddieEddie Lacy Green Bay Packers Running back
2014 Beckham Jr., OdellOdell Beckham Jr. New York Giants Wide receiver
2015 Gurley, ToddTodd Gurley St. Louis Rams Running back
2016 Elliott, EzekielEzekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys Running back
2017 Kamara, AlvinAlvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Running back
2018 Barkley, SaquonSaquon Barkley New York Giants Running back

Defunct awardsEdit

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 American Football League (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

Season Player Team Position Ref.
1955 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts Fullback [61]
1956 Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts Halfback [62]
1957 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns Fullback [63]
1958 Jimmy Orr Pittsburgh Steelers End [64]
1959 Boyd Dowler Green Bay Packers End [65]
1960 Gail Cogdill Detroit Lions End [66]
1961 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears Tight end [67]
1962 Ronnie Bull Chicago Bears Fullback [68]
1963 Paul Flatley Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1964 Charley Taylor Washington Redskins Wide receiver
1965 Gale Sayers Chicago Bears Running back [69]
1966 Johnny Roland St. Louis Cardinals Halfback
1967 Mel Farr Detroit Lions Running back
1968 Earl McCullough Detroit Lions Flanker
1969 Calvin Hill Dallas Cowboys Running back [70]

AFL winners (1960–1969)Edit

Season Player Team Position Ref.
1960 Abner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback
1961 Earl Faison San Diego Chargers Defensive end
1962 Curtis McClinton Dallas Texans Fullback
1963 Billy Joe Denver Broncos Fullback
1964 Matt Snell New York Jets Fullback
1965 Joe Namath New York Jets Quarterback
1966 Bobby Burnett Buffalo Bills Halfback
1967 George Webster Houston Oilers Linebacker
1968 Paul Robinson Cincinnati Bengals Running back
1969 Greg Cook Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback

NFC winners (1970–1996)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1970 Bruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers Defensive back
1971 John Brockington Green Bay Packers Running back
1972 Chester Marcol Green Bay Packers Kicker
1973 Charle Young Philadelphia Eagles Tight end
1974 John Hicks New York Giants Guard
1975 Mike Thomas Washington Redskins Running back
1976 Sammy White Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1977 Tony Dorsett Dallas Cowboys Running back
1978 Al Baker Detroit Lions DE
1979 Ottis Anderson St. Louis Cardinals Running back
1980 Billy Sims Detroit Lions Running back
1981 George Rogers New Orleans Saints RB
1982 Jim McMahon Chicago Bears QB
1983 Eric Dickerson Los Angeles Rams RB
1984 Paul McFadden Philadelphia Eagles PK
1985 Jerry Rice[71] San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver
1986 Rueben Mayes New Orleans Saints Running back
1987 Robert Awalt St. Louis Cardinals Tight end
1988 Keith Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Tight end
1989 Barry Sanders Detroit Lions Running back
1990 Mark Carrier Chicago Bears Safety
1991 Lawrence Dawsey Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide receiver
1992 Robert Jones Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
1993 Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams Running back
1994 Bryant Young San Francisco 49ers Defensive tackle
1995 Rashaan Salaam Chicago Bears Running back
1996 Simeon Rice Arizona Cardinals Defensive end

AFC winners (1970–1996)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1970 Dennis Shaw Buffalo Bills QB
1971 Jim Plunkett New England Patriots QB
1972 Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers RB
1973 Boobie Clark Cincinnati Bengals RB
1974 Don Woods San Diego Chargers RB
1975 Robert Brazile Houston Oilers LB
1976 Mike Haynes New England Patriots DB
1977 A. J. Duhe Miami Dolphins DE
1978 Earl Campbell Houston Oilers RB
1979 Jerry Butler Buffalo Bills WR
1980 Joe Cribbs Buffalo Bills RB
1981 Joe Delaney Kansas City Chiefs RB
1982 Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders RB
1983 Curt Warner Seattle Seahawks RB
1984 Louis Lipps Pittsburgh Steelers WR
1985 Kevin Mack Cleveland Browns RB
1986 Leslie O'Neal San Diego Chargers DE
1987 Shane Conlan Buffalo Bills LB
1988 John Stephens New England Patriots RB
1989 Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs LB
1990 Richmond Webb Miami Dolphins OT
1991 Mike Croel Denver Broncos LB
1992 Dale Carter Kansas City Chiefs CB
1993 Rick Mirer Seattle Seahawks QB
1994 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts RB
1995 Curtis Martin New England Patriots RB
1996 Terry Glenn New England Patriots WR

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.

Winners (1964–1996)Edit

Season Player Team Position
1964 Taylor, CharleyCharley Taylor Washington Redskins Wide receiver
1965 Sayers, GaleGale Sayers[72] Chicago Bears Running back
1966 Nobis, TommyTommy Nobis Atlanta Falcons Linebacker
1967 Farr, MelMel Farr Detroit Lions Running back
1968 McCullouch, EarlEarl McCullouch Detroit Lions Wide receiver
1969 Hill, CalvinCalvin Hill Dallas Cowboys Running back
1970 Chester, RaymondRaymond Chester Oakland Rainders Tight end
1971 Plunkett, JimJim Plunkett (AFC) New England Patriots Quarterback
1971 Brockington, JohnJohn Brockington (NFC) Green Bay Packers Running back
1972 Harris, FrancoFranco Harris (AFC) Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1972 Buchanon, WillieWillie Buchanon (NFC) Green Bay Packers Cornerback
1973 Clark, BoobieBoobie Clark (AFC) Cincinnati Bengals Running back
1973 Foreman, ChuckChuck Foreman (NFC) Minnesota Vikings Running back
1974 Don Woods San Diego Chargers Running back
1975 Brazile, RobertRobert Brazile (AFC) Houston Oilers Linebacker
1975 Bartkowski, SteveSteve Bartkowski (NFC) Atlanta Falcons Quarterback
1976 Mike Haynes (AFC) New England Patriots Cornerback
1976 Sammy White (NFC) Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver
1977 Dorsett, TonyTony 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 Taylor, Lawrence 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 Jackson, BoBo 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 Croel, Mike Mike Croel Denver Broncos Outside linebacker
1992 Carter, Dale Dale Carter Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback
1993 Jerome Bettis Los Angeles Rams Running back
1994 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts Running back
1995 Galloway, Joey Joey Galloway Seattle Seahawks Wide receiver
1996 Eddie George Houston Oilers Running back

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