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2012 NFL Honors Winners

Tonight marked the 2nd Annual NFL Honors in which all of the major awards for the 2012 season were dished out. The night featured awards courtesy of AP, GMC, NFL.com, and more. I love that they’ve added this awards event as part of the NFL calendar, but we once again found that all of the award winners were leaked early. If the winners could be kept under wraps a little better they might find this event will have more appeal. Regardless, below is a rundown of the major winners.

Adrian Peterson (RB, Minnesota Vikings)

2012 NFL Honors - Adrian PetersonAwards:

  • AP Most Valuable Player
  • AP Offensive Player of the Year
  • NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year
  • FedEx Ground Player of the Year

Redskins, RGIII

Robert Griffin III (QB, Washington Redskins)


  • AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

Luke Kuechly (LB, Carolina Panthers)

Luke KuechlyAwards:

  • AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

J.J. Watt, Defensive Player of the YearJ.J. Watt (DE, Houston Texans)


  • AP Defensive Player of the Year

Peyton Manning (QB, Denver Broncos)

Peyton ManningAwards:

  • AP Comeback Player of the Year
  • AP FedEx Air Player of the Year

Russell Wilson (QB, Seattle Seahawks)


  • Pepsi Max Rookie of the Year

Torrey SmithTorrey Smith (WR, Baltimore Ravens)


  • GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year

Bruce Arians, Indianapolis ColtsBruce Arians (Coach, Indianapolis Colts)


  • AP Coach of the Year



Jason WittenJason Wittin (TE, Dallas Cowboys)


  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year


Ray Rice (RB, Baltimore Ravens)


  • Bridgestone Play of the Year

Colin Kaepernick (QB, San Francisco 49ers)


  • “Greatness on the Road” Award

Charles Tillman (CB, Chicago Bears)


  • Salute to Service Award


K. Smelser About K. Smelser
Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...