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NFL's top players, coaches headline 101 Awards in Kansas City

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The 48th annual NFL 101 Awards feature the league's top players and coaches of the 2017 season, and they’ll all be in Kansas City on Feb. 24. (101 Awards) The 48th annual NFL 101 Awards feature the league's top players and coaches of the 2017 season, and they’ll all be in Kansas City on Feb. 24. (101 Awards)

The 48th annual NFL 101 Awards feature the league's top players and coaches of the 2017 season, and they’ll all be in Kansas City on Feb. 24.

The focus Tuesday at the Kansas City Chiefs Training Complex was on the Lamar Hunt Award for Pro Football and recipient Peyton Manning. It’s an award that’s been around for 11 seasons. It means a lot to the Chiefs organization and the Hunt family.

Peyton has the record for most 101 Awards, and he’s only missed coming to Kansas City for the presentation once. He’s been here all other seven times he’s been honored.

There are multiple reasons that Chiefs President Mark Donovan is excited about the event.

“It’s not only Peyton, but it’s all the top players in the league coming here for a fun night on top of the stuff that we will do. The final piece is that we’ve created an event that will generate enough revenue for the hospital and KU Hospital is the beneficiary, and it will go to help the young athletes in our area and our region," Donovan said.

Here are the rest of the award winners:

  • AFC Offensive Player of the Year - Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • NFC Offensive Player of the Year - Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Year - Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Year - Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
  • AFC Coach of the Year - Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • NFC Coach of the Year - Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams
  • Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football - Peyton Manning 

The Chiefs will also hand out their team awards that night as well.

"To think that it all started in a room with Lamar Hunt as an idea. It’s as much a celebration of our city as it is for professional football. It’s one of my favorite nights in this town and it brings the best of our sport to this town, I think that’s exactly what Lamar had in mind when we started it," Donovan said.

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