PHILADELPHIA EAGLES QB NICK FOLES WINS PETE ROZELLE TROPHY AS SUPER BOWL LII MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback NICK FOLES was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LII Most Valuable Player.
Foles completed 28 of 43 pass attempts for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 106.1 passer rating. He is the third quarterback to start and win the Super Bowl after starting three or fewer games in the regular season, joining DOUG WILLIAMS (Washington, Super Bowl XXII) and JEFF HOSTETLER (New York Giants, Super Bowl XXV).
Foles, who also had a one-yard touchdown reception from tight end TREY BURTON, is the first player in NFL history with a touchdown pass and a touchdown catch in a Super Bowl. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to have a 100+ passer rating in each of his first four career postseason starts (minimum 20 attempts per game).
Foles threw the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end ZACH ERTZwith 2:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The award is chosen by a panel of 16 comprised of members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and by fans interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com.
AWARDS FOR THE 2017 NFL SEASON
ANNOUNCED AT NFL HONORS
The night before the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl LII, the National Football League handed out awards from the 2017 season at NFL HONORS – a two-hour primetime awards special recognizing the best players, performances and plays. The show will air nationally tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.
In addition, the newest PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME class was announced and introduced during the show with the Class of 2018 appearing on stage at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.
The full list of awards and winners include:
|AP Most Valuable Player||Tom Brady||New England Patriots|
|AP Coach of the Year||Sean McVay||Los Angeles Rams|
|AP Comeback Player of the Year||Keenan Allen||Los Angeles Chargers|
|AP Offensive Player of the Year presented by Microsoft||Todd Gurley||Los Angeles Rams|
|AP Defensive Player of the Year||Aaron Donald||Los Angeles Rams|
|AP Offensive Rookie of the Year||Alvin Kamara||New Orleans Saints|
|AP Defensive Rookie of the Year||Marshon Lattimore||New Orleans Saints|
|AP Assistant Coach of the Year||Pat Shurmur||Minnesota Vikings|
|Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award||Luke Kuechly||Carolina Panthers|
|Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide||J.J. Watt||Houston Texans|
|Deacon Jones Award||Chandler Jones||Arizona Cardinals|
|FedEx Air Player of the Year||Carson Wentz||Philadelphia Eagles|
|FedEx Ground Player of the Year||Todd Gurley||Los Angeles Rams|
|Salute To Service Award Presented by USAA||Andre Roberts||Atlanta Falcons|
|Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the Year||Minnesota Vikings – Minneapolis Miracle|
|Courtyard's Greatness on the Road Award||Deshaun Watson||Houston Texans|
|Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year||Drew Brees||New Orleans Saints|
|Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year||Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line|||
|Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award||Rob Garrett||Crenshaw High School|
|Celebration of the Year||Philadelphia Eagles' Electric Slide|||
|Game Changer presented by Secret Deodorant||Sam Gordon|||