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Awards Announced Tomorrow Night Include AP Most Valuable Player, AP Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, and More

Kelly Clarkson Is First Woman to Host Annual Awards Show; NFL Players Choir to Perform

STAMFORD, CONN. – Feb. 8, 2023 - The 12th Annual NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, an Align Technology brand, is the annualtwo-hour primetime awards special that recognizes the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2022 season and will be televised live nationally tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. ET on NBCandNFL Networkand streamed live onPeacock.

Emmy and Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Clarkson will be the first woman to host the show.

Award presenters will include NFL players and Legends Derrick Brooks, Ray Lewis, Joe Namath, JJ Watt and Andrew Whitworth; and celebrities Tiffany Haddish, Paul Walter Hauser, H.E.R., Joel McHale, Meek Mill, Tracy Morgan and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

The list of awards announced at NFL Honors presented by Invisalign is provided below:

AP Most Valuable Player presented by InvisalignAP Coach of the Year
AP Comeback Player of the YearAP Offensive Player of the Year presented by Microsoft Surface
AP Defensive Player of the YearAP Offensive Rookie of the Year
AP Defensive Rookie of the YearNext Gen Stats Best Moment of the Year powered by AWS
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by NationwideNFL Inspire Change Tribute
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023 presented by Uber EatsFedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
Salute to Service Award presented by USAABud Light Celly of the Year
Head & Shoulders Never Not Working Protection Play of the YearNFL Fan of the Year presented by Captain Morgan
Art Rooney Sportsmanship AwardAP Assistant Coach of the Year
Deacon Jones Sack Leader Award

Music for NFL Honors will be performed by Emmy award-winning music director Jason Halbert and The Kelly Clarkson Show House Band. In addition, the NFL Players Choir, which features current and former NFL Players led by Grammy-winning Gospel producer Myron Butler, will perform during the in-memoriam segment. As recent semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent,” the choir has been a headliner of the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration for fifteen years.

NFL Honors debuted in 2012 and features special awards the week leading up to the Super Bowl, such as The Associated Press’ annual accolades, the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Presented by Nationwide and the newest Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Presented by Uber Eats.

NFL Honors Red Carpet Show presented by Invisalign airs tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network leading up to NFL Honors.

NFL Honors is an NFL Network production in association with Rock Garden Media. For more information about NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, fans may visit and follow the #NFLHonors conversation on Twitter.

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