Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award
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Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award
AP NFL Rookie of the Year Award
Given forRookie of the year in the National Football League
Presented byAssociated Press
History
First award1957 (Offensive)
1967 (Defensive)
Most recentKyler Murray (Offensive)
Nick Bosa (Defensive)

The Associated Press NFL Rookie of the Year Award is an annual award given to the top offensive and defensive first-year players in the National Football League (NFL) as adjudged by the Associated Press (AP). Winners are selected by a nationwide panel of 50 members of the AP who regularly cover the league.[1] The AP has chosen an offensive rookie of the year since 1957 and a defensive rookie of the year since 1967.

Ballots are cast at the end of the regular season, before the playoffs. Since 2011, winners of the AP Rookie of the Year awards are announced at the NFL Honors presentation the night before the Super Bowl along with the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year Award and other AP awards.[2] While several organizations recognize their own NFL Rookie of the Year, the NFL considers the award given by the AP to be its official honor,[3] with the winners listed in the league's annual Record and Fact Book.[4] Running back Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants and linebacker Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts were named AP Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, respectively for the 2018 season.[5]

Winners

See also

References

General
  • Gellerman, Jacob; Drexler, Sam; Marini, Matt; Cocchiaro, Nicolas; Zerkel, Alex, eds. (2016). 2018 Official NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. pp. 525-525. Retrieved 2018.
  • "AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2017.
  • "AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2017.
Footnotes
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  6. ^ "Jim Brown of Cleveland is Grid Laurels Voted Top Pro". The Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. January 8, 1958. p. 5. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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  8. ^ "Packer End, Boyd Dowler, Is Named Rookie of Year in NFL". The Oshkosh Northwestern. Associated Press. December 29, 1959. p. 19. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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