Tonight is the NFL Honors show. It’s the big year-end gala that will bestow a few NFL players and coaches with awards for their performance in the 2016 season.
This is the big show, and several Raiders are nominated for awards tonight. But leading up to this awards show, there have already been several awards given out to members of the Raiders for their performance in the team’s resurgent 12-4 season.
Jack Del Rio
NFL 101 Awards’ AFC Defensive Player of the Year by The Committee of 101 based on votes by a selection committee of national media.
AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November with 4.0 sacks, 2 game ending forced fumble and recoveries, an interception for a touchdown, and 13 tackles (10 solo).
Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week in Week 13 vs. Buffalo with a game-ending strip sack on Tyrod Taylor.
Raiders Commitment to Excellence Award, given to the Raider who best exemplifies hard work, leadership, and excellence on and off the field throughout the season. The award is voted on by the players.
Raiders’ nominee for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.
AFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week in Week 8 win in Tampa. Carr completing 40-of-59 passes for a franchise-record 513 yards with four TDs and a 117.4 passer rating.
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in a week 7 win in Jacksonville. He averaged 54.6 yards per punt and over 50 yards net on five punts with four punts placed inside the 20-yard line. He added a 27-yard run on fourth and 24 off a botched snap.
Raiders recipient of the Craig Long Award, presented to the player who best exemplifies professionalism and collaboration with the media at large.
Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week in Week 11 vs. Houston, taking a short pass, breaking several tackles and scoring the game winning 35-yard touchdown.
Raiders Ed Block Courage Award winner as voted by his teammates, honoring those who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. The recipient symbolizes professionalism, great strength and dedication.
Raiders nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact.
AFC Defensive Player of the Week in week 15 against the Chargers with 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and six tackles (four solo).
Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week in Week 15 performance at San Diego, connecting on 4-of-4 field goals, including the game-winning 44-yarder with 2:40 remaining.
FedEx Ground Player of the Week in Week 9 win vs Broncos with 114 yards and 3 touchdowns.
FedEx Ground Player of the Week for Week 13 win over the Buffalo Bills rushing for 82 yards and two touchdowns.