Show salutes top NFL players and performances from the 2012 season
Special performance by OneRepublic and appearances by Hall of Fame players Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders
For the second year, the night before the top two teams kick off Super Bowl XLVII, the NFL will salute its best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season with the 2nd annual NFL Honors, to be broadcast Saturday, Feb. 2 (9 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network. Alec Baldwin will serve as host of the star-studded football and entertainment event.
Current and former NFL players such as Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders are scheduled to be in attendance as the NFL and The Associated Press announce their annual accolades in an awards show format. NFL Honors, which debuted last year, is now an annual event from the Super Bowl city. The winners will be on hand to accept the awards.
Among the awards that will be announced will be the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player's off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
Seven of the awards will be from the AP. Those awards, which include AP Most Valuable Player and AP Coach of the Year, are voted on at the end of the regular season by a nationwide media panel of 50 people who regularly cover the league. The ballots are tabulated solely by the AP.
The full list of the awards that will be presented are: