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1961 AFL and NFL Awards

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NFL Coach of the YearAllie ShermanNew York GiantsAP
AFL Player of the YearGeorge BlandaHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN
NFL Player of the YearPaul HornungGreen Bay PackersAP UPI TSN MAX
NFL Player of the YearY.A. TittleNew York GiantsPOY
NFL Offensive Player of the YearPaul HornungGreen Bay PackersPFI
NFL Defensive Player of the YearHenry JordanGreen Bay PackersPFI
AFL Rookie of the YearEarl FaisonSan Diego ChargersOFF AP UPI TSN
NFL Rookie of the YearMike DitkaChicago BearsAP UPI TSN PFI
All-AFL
OffensePositionTeamSelectors
Bill GromanSEHouston OilersAP TSN
Charley HenniganFLHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Jerry CornelisonOTDallas TexansTSN
Al JamisonOTHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Ron MixOTSan Diego ChargersOFF AP UPI NY
Ken AdamsonOGDenver BroncosAP
Wayne HawkinsOGOakland RaidersTSN
Chuck LeoOGBoston PatriotsOFF
Bob MischakOGNew York TitansOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Tony SardiscoOGBoston PatriotsUPI NY
Jim OttoCOakland RaidersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Lionel TaylorTEDenver BroncosOFF AP UPI NY
George BlandaQBHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Billy CannonHBHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Abner HaynesHBDallas TexansOFF UPI TSN NY
Bill MathisFBNew York TitansOFF AP UPI TSN NY
DefensePositionTeamSelectors
Earl FaisonDESan Diego ChargersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Don FloydDEHouston OilersOFF
Ron NeryDESan Diego ChargersAP TSN
Laverne TorczonDEBuffalo BillsUPI NY
Ernie LaddDTSan Diego ChargersAP UPI TSN NY
Bud McFadinDTDenver BroncosOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Chuck McMurtryDTBuffalo BillsOFF
Tommy AddisonLBBoston PatriotsAP UPI TSN
Chuck AllenLBSan Diego ChargersOFF
Larry GranthamLBNew York TitansAP UPI TSN NY
Sherrill HeadrickLBDallas TexansOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Archie MatsosLBBuffalo BillsOFF NY
Tony BanfieldCBHouston OilersOFF AP UPI TSN
Dick HarrisCBSan Diego ChargersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Mark JohnstonCBHouston OilersNY
Billy AtkinsSBuffalo BillsAP UPI TSN NY
Charlie McNeilSSan Diego ChargersOFF AP UPI TSN NY
Dave WebsterSDallas TexansOFF
All-NFL
OffensePositionTeamSelectors
Lenny MooreFLBaltimore ColtsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Del ShofnerSENew York GiantsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Rosey BrownOTNew York GiantsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Forrest GreggOTGreen Bay PackersUPI PFI
Jim ParkerOTBaltimore ColtsAP NEA NY
Jim Ray SmithOGCleveland BrownsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Fred ThurstonOGGreen Bay PackersAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Jim RingoCGreen Bay PackersAP UPI NEA NY
Mike DitkaTEChicago BearsNEA
Ron KramerTEGreen Bay PackersPFI
Jim PhillipsTELos Angeles RamsAP UPI NY
Sonny JurgensenQBPhiladelphia EaglesAP UPI PFI
Y.A. TittleQBNew York GiantsNEA NY
Paul HornungHBGreen Bay PackersAP UPI NY PFI
Jim BrownFBCleveland BrownsAP UPI NEA NY
Jimmy TaylorFBGreen Bay PackersNEA PFI
DefensePositionTeamSelectors
Doug AtkinsDEChicago BearsNEA
Erich BarnesCBNew York GiantsAP UPI NY
Maxie BaughanLBPhiladelphia EaglesNY
Dan CurrieLBGreen Bay PackersUPI NEA PFI
Bill ForesterLBGreen Bay PackersAP UPI NY PFI
Bill GeorgeLBChicago BearsAP NEA PFI
Jimmy HillCBSt. Louis CardinalsNEA
Henry JordanDTGreen Bay PackersPFI AP UPI NEA NY
Alex KarrasDTDetroit LionsAP UPI PFI
Jim KatcavageDENew York GiantsAP UPI NY PFI
Dick LaneCBDetroit LionsAP NEA PFI
Gene LipscombDTPittsburgh SteelersNEA
Gino MarchettiDEBaltimore ColtsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Dick ModzelewskiDTNew York GiantsNY
Jerry NortonSSt. Louis CardinalsNEA
Jimmy PattonSNew York GiantsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Johnny SampleSPittsburgh SteelersUPI NY PFI
Joe SchmidtLBDetroit LionsAP UPI NEA NY PFI
Jesse WhittentonCBGreen Bay PackersAP UPI PFI
Abe WoodsonCBSan Francisco 49ersNY
AP=Associated Press MAX=Maxwell Club NEA=Newspaper Enterprise Association NY=New York Daily News OFF=Official TSN=The Sporting News UPI=United Press International
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