PFWA Awards Ballot


Posted Jan 17, 2012
Charlie Bernstein


Yesterday, Pro Football Weekly released their 2011 All-NFL teams. As a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, I voted on the individual awards and the All-Conference and All-Rookie team. Here are the players I cast my ballot for.



Individual Awards



Overall MVP- Aaron Rodgers

Offensive MVP- Aaron Rodgers

Defensive MVP- Justin Smith

Coach of the Year- Jim Harbaugh

Comeback Player of the Year- Matt Stafford

Overall Rookie of the Year- Cam Newton

Offensive Rookie of the Year- Cam Newton

Defensive Rookie of the Year- Aldon Smith

Most Improved Player of the Year- Victor Cruz

Executive of the Year- Trent Baalke, San Francisco 49ers

Assistant Coach of the Year- Wade Phillips, Houston Texans

All-NFL Team- Offense



Quarterback- Aaron Rodgers

Running backs- Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice

Wide receivers- Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson

Tight end- Rob Gronkowski

Offensive guards- Carl Nicks, Wade Smith

Center- Maurkice Pouncey

Offensive tackles- Jason Peters, Duane Brown

All-NFL Team- Defense



Defensive ends- Justin Smith, Jason Pierre-Paul

Defensive tackles- Vince Wilfork, Sione Pouha

Linebackers- DeMarcus Ware, Terrell Suggs, Brian Cushing

Cornerbacks- Champ Bailey, Darrelle Revis

Safeties- Eric Weddle, Dashon Goldson

Kicker- Sebastian Janikowski

Punter- Shane Lechler

Kickoff returner- Antonio Brown

Punt returner- Patrick Peterson

Special teams specialist- Kassim Osgood

All-Rookie Team Offense



Quarterback- Cam Newton

Running backs- DeMarco Murray, Roy Helu

Wide receivers- A.J. Green, Julio Jones

Tight end- Lance Kendricks

Center- Mike Pouncey

Offensive guards- Danny Watkins, John Moffitt

Offensive tackles- Tyron Smith, James Carpenter

All-Rookie Team Defense



Defensive line- Aldon Smith, J.J. Watt, Marcel Dareus, Adrian Clayborn

Linebackers- Von Miller, Ryan Kerrigan, K.J. Wright

Cornerbacks- Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman

Safeties- Chris Harris, Rahim Moore

Kicker- Alex Henery

Punter- Matt Bosher

Kickoff returner- Randall Cobb

Punt returner- Patrick Peterson

Special teams specialist- Akeem Dent

AFC All-Conference Team- Offense



Quarterback- Tom Brady

Running backs- Maurice Jones-Drew, Ray Rice

Wide receivers- Wes Welker, Mike Wallace

Tight end- Rob Gronkowski

Center- Maurkice Pouncey

Offensive guards- Wade Smith, Chris Kuper

Offensive tackles- Duane Brown, Jared Veldheer

AFC All-Conference Team- Defense



Defensive ends- J.J. Watt, Jeremy Mincey

Defensive tackles- Sione Pouha, Vince Wilfork

Linebackers- Von Miller, Terrell Suggs, Brian Cushing

Cornerbacks- Champ Bailey, Darrelle Revis

Safeties- Eric Weddle, Jairus Byrd

Kicker- Sebastian Janikowski

Punter- Shane Lechler

Kickoff returner- Joe McKnight

Punt returner- Antonio Brown

Special teams specialist- Kassim Osgood



Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie


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