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NFL Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Houston— The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee met in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI to induct the newest class into the sports most prestigious club.

The 2017 class welcomes seven new names to Canton this summer on August 5.

The inductees are as follows:

K Morten Andersen

RB Terrell Davis

S Kenny Easley

DE Jason Taylor

RB LaDainian Tomlinson

QB Kurt Warner

Owner Jerry Jones

NFL Honors Their Best

Houston— The eve of the Super Bowl is when the NFL is at their finest during the NFL Honors celebration where the league announces award winners, as well as the newest Hall of Fame class headed to Canton in the summer.

This seasons awards show was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key. The NFL awards for excellence were mostly taken by the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys, while the New England Patriots seemed to have been somewhat snubbed.

The winners are as follows:

Fed Ex Air and Ground Players of the Year: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta; RB Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: QB Dak Prescott, Dallas

Ford Offensive Line of the Year: Dallas

Rooney Sportsmanship Award: RB Frank Gore, Indianapolis

Salute to Service Award: Head Coach Dan Quinn, Atlanta

Castrol Clutch Performer of the Year: QB Derek Carr, Oakland

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Atlanta

AP Coach of the Year: Jason Garrett, Dallas

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: DE Joey Bosa, L.A. Chargers

AP Defensive Player of the Year: LB Khalil Mack, Oakland

AP MVP: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta

AP Comeback Player of the Year: WR Jordy Nelson, Green Bay

Walter Payton Man of the Year: QB Eli Manning, NY Giants, WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona