Rookie of the Year

1966 — MLB Tommy Nobis, Atlanta Falcons
1967-75: no selections
1976 — WR Sammy White, Minnesota Vikings
1977 — RB Tony Dorsett, Dallas Cowboys
1978 — RB Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers
1979 — RB Ottis Anderson, St. Louis Cardinals
1980 — RB Billy Sims, Detroit Lions
1981 — RB George Rogers, New Orleans Saints
1982 — RB Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders
1983 — RB Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams
1984 — WR/KR Louis Lipps, Pittsburgh Steelers
1985 — WR Eddie Brown, Cincinnati Bengals
1986 — RB Rueben Mayes, New Orleans Saints
1987 — ILB Shane Conlan, Buffalo Bills
1988 — RB John Stephens, New England Patriots
1989 — RB Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions
1990 — S Mark Carrier, Chicago Bears
1991 — OLB Mike Croel, Denver Broncos
1992-2012: no selections
2013 — RB Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
2014 — WR Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
2015 — RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2016 — RB Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

The PFWA’s Rookie of the Year award moved to a Offensive & Defensive Rookie of the Year format, presented in conjunction with Pro Football Weekly, from 1992-2012.

Many thanks to John Turney of the Professional Football Researchers Association for his assistance in completing the PFWA’s award history.

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