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Encyclopedia > NFL Rookie of the Year Award

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. These two are often regarded as the "official" awards. However, the league recognizes multiple other awarding agencies including, but not limited to, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and Diet Pepsi. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of sports leagues, mainly in North America, 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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AP 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 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 Carnell Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Running back
2006 Vince Young Tennessee Titans Quarterback

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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 January 2, 1947in the Turners Station neighborhood of Dundalk, Maryland) was a running back with a 12 year National Football League career from 1969 to 1981. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Dennis Wendell Shaw (born March 3, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football quarterback. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... 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. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... Don Woods was a Running Back in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers from 1974–1980. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... Mike Thomas of Springfield, Pennsylvania (Delaware County) was born in 1986. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... Sammy White (born March 3, 1954 in Winnsboro, Louisiana) is an American former NFL football player. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... 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... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... Billy Sims (born September 18, 1955 in Missouri) is a former American NFL Pro Bowl, and college, football running back. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... George Washington Rogers (born December 8, 1958 in Duluth, Georgia) is a former American football player who achieved distinction in both the college and professional ranks as a running back. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... 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. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... 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 in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Louis Lipps (born August 9, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... Rueben Mayes (born 1963), was a Canadian football player. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Troy Edwin Stradford (born September 11, 1964 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a former American football running back who won the 1987 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award while playing for the Miami Dolphins. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... John Stephens (born February 23, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Barry David Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a Hall of Fame American football running back from the NFL who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd 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. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... 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. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football halfback for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... 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 Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh, and currently plays for the NFLs New York Jets. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... Edward Nathan George, Jr. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... 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. // At Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dunn played quarterback, cornerback, and running back. ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... 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. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida), nicknamed “The Edge” or just “Edge”, is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. // James was recruited out of Floridas Immokalee High School by the University of Miami. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... 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. ... 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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. // Portis starred at the University of Miami, one of the premier collegiate football programs in the nation. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... Anquan Kenmile Boldin(born October 3, 1980 in Pahokee, Florida) is an American football player for the Arizona Cardinals. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner William V. Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... 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AP 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 Wille Peterson 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 Leroy 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

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City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... 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. ... Charles Edward Greene, known as Mean Joe Greene (born September 24, 1946 in Temple, Texas), was an American football Defensive Tackle in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Greene had an outstanding college football career at North Texas State University(1966-1968), assisting the team to a 23-5-1... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Bruce Lawrence Taylor (born May 28, 1948 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round of the 1970 NFL Draft. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The St. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... 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. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... Wallace Hashim Chambers (born May 15, 1951 in Phenix City, Alabama) is a former American football defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970s. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... John Harold Jack Lambert (July 8, 1952, Mantua, Ohio, United States) is a former NFL linebacker in American football. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... Robert Brazile was a linebacker in the NFL. Categories: | ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... Michael James Haynes (Born:July 1, 1953 in Denison, Texas) is a former National Football League cornerback who played for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... A.J. Duhe (born November 27, 1955) is an former american football linebacker who played eight seasons for the Miami Dolphins from 1977 to 1984 in the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... Al Bubba Baker (born December 9, 1956) was a defensive lineman in the NFL. He went to three Pro Bowls during his career. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... James Donald Jim Haslett (born December 9, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the defensive coordinator of the St. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... George Jessel Buddy Curry (born in 1958) was a former NFL football player. ... Al Richardson (born September 23, 1957) is a former linebacker in the NFL who spent his entire 6 year career with the Atlanta Falcons. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... 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. ... ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vernon Leroy Maxwell (born 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a retired American footballer of the 1980s. ... 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 (born March 2, 1962) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1984-1992), and the Green Bay Packers (1993). ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Duane Bickett (born December 1, 1962 in Los Angeles) is a former American football linebacker. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... 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. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... Shane Patrick Conlan (born April 3, 1964 in Frewsburg, New York) played college Football at Penn State University, where he won two national titles (1982, 1986). ... 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City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... 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. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... Hugh Lamont Douglas (born August 23, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio), is a former American football defensive end. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... 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. ... 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Trivia

  • The Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers have both won a total of 6 Rookie of the Year awards. Detroit has won 4 Offensive ROTYs and 2 Defensive ROTYs, Pittsburgh 3 Offensive and 3 Defensive.
  • Running backs have won an astounding 30 out of 39 Offensive ROTY awards, or 77%.
  • Linebackers have won almost half of the Defensive ROTY awards (18 out of 39)
  • 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. Two years later, Vince Young, another quarterback, would win the 2006 ROTY award.
  • The Eagles, Jaguars, and Seahawks 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.

City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest quarterback... Dennis Wendell Shaw (born March 3, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football quarterback. ... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...

External links

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

 
 

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