NFL awards show will air Saturday


Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.

The Associated Press and the NFL will announce the annual league awards, including Most Valuable Player, in a two-hour prime-time special on Super Bowl eve.

The show, “NFL Honors,” will be broadcast Saturday on CBS.

All seven AP NFL awards will be presented from 9-11 p.m. live from the Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans during a show hosted by “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin. The show will feature a live performance by OneRepublic and appearances by Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Emmitt Smith and Steve Young.

The awards program will be preceded by a red-carpet show from 8-9 p.m. on the NFL Network.

In addition to MVP, the league will announce the winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player’s community service as well as playing excellence.

The other AP awards are Coach of the Year, Comeback Player, Defensive Player and Defensive Rookie, and Offensive Player and Offensive Rookie.

A nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL votes for the awards.

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