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Encyclopedia > NFL Rookie of the Year

Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Associated Press logo This article concerns the news service. ... The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of North American sports leagues to the top first-time professional athlete of the season. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

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Offensive Rookies of the Year

Season Player Team Position
1967 Mel Farr Detroit Lions Running back
1968 Earl McCullouch Detroit Lions Offensive end
1969 Calvin Hill Dallas Cowboys Running back
1970 Dennis Shaw Buffalo Bills Quarterback
1971 John Brockington Green Bay Packers Running back
1972 Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers Running back
1973 Chuck 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 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 George Rogers New Orleans Saints Running back
1982 Marcus Allen Oakland 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 Troy Stradford Miami Dolphins Running back
1988 John Stephens (Football Player) 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

The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Calvin Hill (born 1947 - ) was a running back with a 12 year career from 1969 to 1981. ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX) Conference Championships (10) NFL Eastern: 1966, 1967 NFC... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium) City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Mike Mularkey League Titles League Championships (0) AFL Champions: 1964, 1965 Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Division... The quarterback is a position in the offensive backfield of American and Canadian football, directly behind players of the line. He is generally the leader of the offensive team when it is on the field, responsible for initiating play by receiving the snap of the ball from the center. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... John Brockington was a US sportsman, who played for the Green Bay Packers 1st round draft choice in 1971. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... Chuck Foreman is a former American Football running back who played for the Minnesota Vikings. ... Year Founded 1961 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Titles League Championships (1) NFL Champions: 1969 Conference Championships (4) NFL Western: 1969 NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976 Division Championships (16) NFL Central: 1968... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer League Championships (1) AFL Champions: 1963 Conference Championships (1) AFC: 1994 Division Championships (10) AFL West: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 AFC West: 1979, 1980... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1932 Conference NFC Division East Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs League Titles League Championships (5) NFL Champions: 1937, 1942 Super Bowl: 1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI) Conference Championships (5) NFC: 1972, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991 Division... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1961 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Titles League Championships (1) NFL Champions: 1969 Conference Championships (4) NFL Western: 1969 NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976 Division Championships (16) NFL Central: 1968... Jerry Rice holds many career records for wide receivers in the National Football League. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... Anthony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania) was an American football running back who was a star in college football and the NFL. Dorsett was a star running back at University of Pittsburgh and helped to lead them to a national title in... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX) Conference Championships (10) NFL Eastern: 1966, 1967 NFC... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955, Tyler, Texas) is a former American Football Running Back who is currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... Ottis Jerome Anderson (born January 19, 1957) is a retired American football running back. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... Billy Sims (September 18, 1955) is a former American NFL Pro Bowl, and college, football running back. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... George Henry Roland Rogers, CBE ( 1906?- 19 February 1983) was a British Labour Member of Parliament. ... Year Founded 1967 Conference NFC Division South Home Field Due to damage caused to the Louisiana Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, games are split between: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) Alamodome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett League Titles League Championships (0) Conference... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner League Titles League Championships (4) AFL Champions: 1967 Super Bowl: 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII) Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002 Division Championships (15... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... The St. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Louis Lipps Louis Lipps is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Eddie Brown is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Year Founded 1967 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Paul Brown Stadium City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis League Titles League Championships (0) Conference Championships (2) AFC: 1981, 1988 Division Championships (6) AFC Central: 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990 AFC North: 2005 The... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... Rueben Mayes (born 1963), was a Canadian football player. ... Year Founded 1967 Conference NFC Division South Home Field Due to damage caused to the Louisiana Superdome by Hurricane Katrina, games are split between: Tiger Stadium (Baton Rouge) Alamodome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett League Titles League Championships (0) Conference... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Miami Dolphins running back who won the 1987 Offensive Rookie of the Year award. ... Year Founded 1966 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984 Division Championships (12... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Titles League Championships (3) Super Bowl: 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 Division Championships (9... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) was a running back in the National Football League who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX) Conference Championships (10) NFL Eastern: 1966, 1967 NFC... The 1991 NFL season was the 72th regular season of the National Football League. ... Leonard Russell is a former American Football running back who played for the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Titles League Championships (3) Super Bowl: 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 Division Championships (9... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Carl Pickens (born March 23, 1970 in Murphy, North Carolina) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys. ... Year Founded 1967 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Paul Brown Stadium City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis League Titles League Championships (0) Conference Championships (2) AFC: 1981, 1988 Division Championships (6) AFC Central: 1970, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1990 AFC North: 2005 The... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jerome Bettis (right) with U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona during an American Lung Association event in May 2005. ... The St. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome (formerly the Hoosier Dome) City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1958, 1959, 1968 Super Bowl: 1970 (V) Conference Championships (5) NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 AFC... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American football running back, an alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, and currently plays for the NFLs New York Jets. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Titles League Championships (3) Super Bowl: 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 Division Championships (9... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article is about an American football player. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... Warrick Dunn featured in Sports Illustrated Warrick DeMon Dunn (born January 5, 1975 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American Football player who currently plays running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. // High School Career At Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback... Year Founded 1976 Conference NFC Division South Home Field Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida Team Colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden League Titles League Championships (1) Super Bowl: 2002 (XXXVII) Conference Championships (1) NFC: 2002 Division Championships (4) NFC Central: 1979, 1981, 1999 NFC... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders NFL franchise. ... Year Founded 1961 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice League Titles League Championships (1) NFL Champions: 1969 Conference Championships (4) NFL Western: 1969 NFC: 1973, 1974, 1976 Division Championships (16) NFL Central: 1968... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. James was drafted by the Colts out of the University of Miami with the fourth pick in the first round of the 1999... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome (formerly the Hoosier Dome) City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1958, 1959, 1968 Super Bowl: 1970 (V) Conference Championships (5) NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 AFC... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... Michael Moschello Anderson (born September 21, 1973 in Winnsboro, South Carolina) is an American Football running back who currently plays for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. In 2000 Anderson was chosen as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII) Conference Championships (6) AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Anthony Thomas - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Year Founded 1919 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Titles League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL Western: 1956... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Miami by the Denver Broncos with the 19th pick in the second round (51st overall... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII) Conference Championships (6) AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... Anquan Boldin (born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football player for the Arizona Cardinals. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982 in Findlay, Ohio) nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. // Early years At Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio, Roethlisberger was captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17...

Defensive Rookies of the Year

Season Player Team Position
1967 Lem Barney Detroit Lions Cornerback
1968 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons Defensive end
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 & Al Richardson Atlanta Falcons Linebackers
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

The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Lemuel Jackson Barney (Born September 8, 1945, in Gulfport, Mississippi) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Detroit Lions. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... The 1968 NFL season was the 49th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1965 Conference NFC Division South Home Field Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora League Titles League Championships (0) Conference Championships (1) NFC: 1998 Division Championships (3) NFC West: 1980, 1998 NFC South: 2004 The Atlanta Falcons American... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas) was an American football player in the NFL. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981 at the defensive tackle position. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Year Founded 1946 Conference NFC Division West Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan League Titles League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX) Conference Championships (5) NFC: 1981, 1984... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The St. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. ... Willie Buchanon (born in San Diego) was a graduate of Oceanside High School and San Diego State University and was a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and was defensive rookie of the year in 1972 and a three-time Pro Bowl Player. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1919 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Titles League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL Western: 1956... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... John Harold Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio), considered to be one of the greatest NFL linebackers in history, played football with Kent State, winning two-year All-Mid-American Conference linebacker honors. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... Mike Haynes (born July 1, 1953) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick League Titles League Championships (3) Super Bowl: 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004 Division Championships (9... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1966 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984 Division Championships (12... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jim Haslett (born December 9th, 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is currently the Head Coach of the American Football New Orleans Saints. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium) City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Mike Mularkey League Titles League Championships (0) AFL Champions: 1964, 1965 Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Division... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1965 Conference NFC Division South Home Field Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora League Titles League Championships (0) Conference Championships (1) NFC: 1998 Division Championships (3) NFC West: 1980, 1998 NFC South: 2004 The Atlanta Falcons American... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia) is a retired Hall of Fame American football player. ... Year Founded 1925 Conference NFC Division East Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Titles League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9) NFL Eastern... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The pioneering hardcore hip hop group Wu-Tang Clans plan to conquer the hip hop industry consisted not only of making each member into a solo star in their own right, but also to create and promote numerous affiliate artists. ... Year Founded 1946 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Titles League Championships (8) AAFC Champions: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 NFL Champions: 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964 Conference Championships (11) NFL American: 1950, 1951, 1952... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vernon Maxwell (born September 12, 1965 in Gainesville, Florida) is a former basketball player who played in the NBA from 1989-2001, with his longest tenure coming with the Houston Rockets. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Bill Maas Bill Maas is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1984-1992), and the Green Bay Packers (1993). ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Team Colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Dick Vermeil League Titles League Championships (3) AFL Champions: 1962, 1966 AFL Champions (& Pre-AFL-NFL Merger Super Bowl): 1969 (IV) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (8... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Duane Bickett (born 1962) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, and the Carolina Panthers. ... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome (formerly the Hoosier Dome) City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1958, 1959, 1968 Super Bowl: 1970 (V) Conference Championships (5) NFL Western: 1958, 1959, 1964, 1968 AFC... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... Leslie ONeal (born May 7, 1964) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer League Championships (1) AFL Champions: 1963 Conference Championships (1) AFC: 1994 Division Championships (10) AFL West: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 AFC West: 1979, 1980... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Shane Conlan (born 1964) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium (formerly Rich Stadium) City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Mike Mularkey League Titles League Championships (0) AFL Champions: 1964, 1965 Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Division... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... Erik McMillan is a former American Football cornerback who played for the New York Jets (1988-1992), Cleveland Browns (1993), Kansas City Chiefs (1993), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Giants Stadium, referred to by the Jets as The Meadowlands City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards League Titles League Championships (1) AFL Champions (& Pre-AFL-NFL Merger Super Bowl): 1968 (III) Conference Championships... 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He was selected with the 6th pick and played safety and won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990 for the Chicago Bears, and played... Year Founded 1919 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Titles League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL Western: 1956... The 1991 NFL season was the 72th regular season of the National Football League. ... Mike Croel is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII) Conference Championships (6) AFC: 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Dale Carter (born November 28, 1969) is a former American Football cornerback who played for the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, and the New Orleans Saints. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Team Colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Dick Vermeil League Titles League Championships (3) AFL Champions: 1962, 1966 AFL Champions (& Pre-AFL-NFL Merger Super Bowl): 1969 (IV) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (8... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Dana Stubblefield is an American NFL defensive tackle, currently a member of the New England Patriots. ... Year Founded 1946 Conference NFC Division West Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan League Titles League Championships (5) Super Bowl: 1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX) Conference Championships (5) NFC: 1981, 1984... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... Tim Bowens (born February 7, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. In 1994 Bowens was named The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ... Year Founded 1966 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban League Titles League Championships (2) Super Bowl: 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984 Division Championships (12... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... Hugh Douglas Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971) in Mansfield, Ohio, is a former American Football Defensive End. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division East Home Field Giants Stadium, referred to by the Jets as The Meadowlands City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards League Titles League Championships (1) AFL Champions (& Pre-AFL-NFL Merger Super Bowl): 1968 (III) Conference Championships... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... Simeon Rice (born February 24, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football Defensive End who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green League Championships (2) NFL Champions: 1925, 1947 Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (4) NFL West: 1947, 1948 NFC East: 1974, 1975 The Arizona Cardinals... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... Peter Boulware (born December 18, 1974) is a linebacker who plays for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Year Founded 1996 Conference AFC Division North Home Field M&T Bank Stadium City Baltimore, Maryland Team Colors Black, Purple, and Metallic Gold Head Coach Brian Billick League Titles League Championships (1) Super Bowl: 2000 (XXXV) Conference Championships (1) AFC: 2000 Division Championships (1) AFC North: 2003 The Baltimore Ravens... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... Charles Woodson (Born: October 7, 1976, Fremont, Ohio) is an National Football League player for the Oakland Raiders. ... Year Founded 1960 Conference AFC Division West Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner League Titles League Championships (4) AFL Champions: 1967 Super Bowl: 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII) Conference Championships (4) AFC: 1976, 1980, 1983, 2002 Division Championships (15... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays Defensive End for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Due to his immense size and threatening style of play, he is known throughout the league as the Freak. His cousin, Phillip Buchanon... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1960 Home Field The Coliseum City Nashville, Tennessee Team Colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher League Championships (2) AFL Champions: 1960, 1961 Conference Championships (1) AFC: 1999 Division Championships (8) AFL East: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1967 AFC Central: 1991... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... Brian Urlacher (born May 25, 1978 in Pasco, Washington) is a linebacker with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Year Founded 1919 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith League Titles League Championships (9) NFL Champions: 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 Super Bowl: 1985 (XX) Conference Championships (3) NFL Western: 1956... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Kendrell Bell (born July 2, 1978 in Augusta, Georgia) is a linebacker in American football who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. Previously, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Year Founded 1933 Conference AFC Division North Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher League Titles League Championships (4) Super Bowl: 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV) Conference Championships (5) AFC: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995 Division Championships (17... 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Trivia

  • The Detroit Lions have won more Rookie of the Year awards than any other team, with 6 total (4 offense & 2 defense).
  • Running backs have won an astounding 29 out of 38 offensive ROTY awards, or 76%.
  • Ben Roethlisberger, 2004 Offensive ROTY, was only the second quarterback to win the award, and the first since Dennis Shaw in 1970, a 34 year span.
  • The Eagles, Jaguars, Seahawks, & Texans 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.

Year Founded 1930 Conference NFC Division North Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Dick Jauron interim League Titles League Championships (4) NFL Champions: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1957 Conference Championships (4) NFL National: 1952 NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957 Division Championships... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982 in Findlay, Ohio) nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. // Early years At Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio, Roethlisberger was captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. ...

External links

  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (from 1967)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (from 1967)
  • NFC Rookie of the Year (1955-1996)
  • AFC Rookie of the Year (1960-1996)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rookie of the Year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (133 words)
The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of North American sports leagues to the top first-time professional athlete of the season.
The NFL awards both Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year distinctions.
Until 1996, the NFL awarded NFC and AFC Rookie of the Year awards.
NFL Rookie of the Year Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (193 words)
Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player.
The Detroit Lions have won more Rookie of the Year awards than any other team, with 6 total (4 offense and 2 defense).
Ben Roethlisberger, 2004 Offensive ROTY, was only the second quarterback to win the award, and the first since Dennis Shaw in 1970, a 34 year span.
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