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Peterson named 2012 NFL MVP; Manning wins Comeback Player of the Year

By: WSAZ Sports Staff Email
By: WSAZ Sports Staff Email

The NFL has released its yearly awards list that includes some of the biggest stars in the game.

Vikings running back Andrian Peterson has been named the league's MVP after rushing for 2,097 yards this season. That's the second most in NFL single season history.

Peyton Manning was named the 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year after returning from neck surgeries to lead the Broncos to the playoffs.

Bruce Arians took NFL Coach of the Year honors. He's the first interim coach to win the award. He led Colts in the absence of Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia during the season.

The 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award went to Redskins' Quarterback Robert Griffin III, while Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

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