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01.08.2013

“2ND ANNUAL NFL HONORS,” A TWO-HOUR PRIMETIME AWARDS SHOW FROM THE MAHALIA JACKSON THEATER IN NEW ORLEANS, TO BE BROADCAST SUPER BOWL EVE, SATURDAY, FEB. 2 ON CBS

Show Salutes Top National Football League Players

and Performances From The 2012 Season

Special Performance by OneRepublic and Appearances by Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders

CHEAT TWEET:  Who will win the NFL MVP award for the 2012 season? Find out on NFL Honors 2/2 9pm ET/PT on CBS http://bit.ly/VC99ed

            For the second year, the night before the top two teams kick off Super Bowl XLVII, the National Football League will salute its best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season with the 2nd ANNUAL NFL HONORS, to be broadcast Saturday, Feb. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Alec Baldwin will serve as host of the star-studded football and entertainment event.

            Current and former NFL players such as Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders are scheduled to be in attendance as the NFL and The Associated Press (AP) announce their annual accolades in an awards show format.  NFL HONORS, which debuted last year, is now an annual event from the Super Bowl city.  The winners will be on hand to accept the awards.

            Among the awards that will be announced will be the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

            Seven of the awards will be from the AP.  Those awards, which include AP Most Valuable Player and AP Coach of the Year, are voted on at the end of the regular season by a nationwide media panel of 50 people who regularly cover the league.  The ballots are tabulated solely by the AP.

            The full list of the awards that will be presented are:

  •  AP Most Valuable Player presented by Papa John’s
  •  AP Coach of the Year
  •  AP Offensive Player of the Year
  •  AP Offensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max
  •  Pepsi Max Rookie of the Year
  •  GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year
  •  NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year presented by SAP
  •  Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year
  •  Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
  •  AP Comeback Player of the Year presented by Lenovo
  •  AP Defensive Player of the Year
  •  AP Defensive Rookie of the Year presented by Pepsi Max
  •  FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
  •  Bridgestone Play of the Year
  •  “Greatness of the Road” Award presented by Courtyard Marriott
  •  Salute To Service Award presented by USAA

NFL HONORS is an NFL Network production in association with Dick Clark Productions.

 

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Press Contacts:  

Vernon Cheek, CBS 818-655-1588  vernon.cheek@cbs.com

Joanna Hunter, NFL 212-450-2449  Joanna.Hunter@nfl.com

Paul Colford, AP 212-621-1895  pcolford@ap.org

Press:

Vernon Cheek
818-655-1588
vernon.cheek@cbs.com