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Man of the Year

Year Award Recipient
1970 Baltimore Colts Man of the Year Johnny Unitas
1971 San Diego Chargers Man of the Year John Hadl
1972 Kansas City Chiefs Man of the Year Willie Lanier
1973 Kansas City Chiefs Man of the Year Len Dawson
1974 Oakland Raiders Man of the Year George Blanda
1975 Cincinnati Bengals Man of the Year Ken Anderson
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Man of the Year Franco Harris
1977 Chicago Bears Man of the Year Walter Payton
1978 Dallas Cowboys Man of the Year Roger Staubach
1980 Philadelphia Eagles Man of the Year Harold Carmichael
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Man of the Year Lynn Swann
1982 Washington Redskins Man of the Year Joe Theismann
1983 San Diego Chargers Man of the Year Rolf Benirschke
1984 New York Jets Man of the Year Marty Lyons
1985 Miami Dolphins Man of the Year Dwight Stephenson
1986 Cincinnati Bengals Man of the Year Reggie Williams
1987 Chicago Bears Man of the Year Dave Duerson
1988 Seattle Seahawks Man of the Year Steve Largent
1989 Houston Oilers Man of the Year Warren Moon
1990 Chicago Bears Man of the Year Mike Singletary
1991 Cincinnati Bengals Man of the Year Anthony Munoz
1992 Denver Broncos Man of the Year John Elway
1993 Kansas City Chiefs Man of the Year Derrick Thomas
1994 San Diego Chargers Man of the Year Junior Seau
1995 New York Jets Man of the Year Boomer Esiason
1996 Washington Redskins Man of the Year Darrell Green
1997 Dallas Cowboys Man of the Year Troy Aikman
1998 Miami Dolphins Man of the Year Dan Marino
1999 Minnesota Vikings Walter Payton Man of the Year Cris Carter
2000 Chicago Bears Walter Payton Man of the Year Jim Flanigan
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Walter Payton Man of the Year Derrick Brooks
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers Walter Payton Man of the Year Jerome Bettis
2002 Philadelphia Eagles Walter Payton Man of the Year Troy Vincent
2003 Kansas City Chiefs Walter Payton Man of the Year Will Shields
2004 Atlanta Falcons Walter Payton Man of the Year Warrick Dunn
2005 Indianapolis Colts Walter Payton Man of the Year Peyton Manning
2006 San Diego Chargers Walter Payton Man of the Year LaDainian Tomlinson
2006 New Orleans Saints Walter Payton Man of the Year Drew Brees
2007 Miami Dolphins Walter Payton Man of the Year Jason Taylor
2008 Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year Kurt Warner
2009 Kansas City Chiefs Walter Payton Man of the Year Brian Waters
2010 Minnesota Vikings Walter Payton Man of the Year Madieu Williams
2011 Baltimore Ravens Walter Payton Man of the Year Matt Birk
2012 Dallas Cowboys Walter Payton Man of the Year Jason Witten
2013 Chicago Bears Walter Payton Man of the Year Charles Tillman
2014 Carolina Panthers Walter Payton Man of the Year Thomas Davis
2015 San Francisco 49ers Walter Payton Man of the Year Anquan Boldin
2016 Arizona Cardinals Walter Payton Man of the Year Larry Fitzgerald
2016 New York Giants Walter Payton Man of the Year Eli Manning