Posted: Mar 3, 2013 9:28 AM by Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former Missouri and current San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith was honored at this year's 101 Awards Banquet on Saturday. The Rayton, Missouri native was named the NFC's top defensive player of the year.
Peyton Manning won his seventh NFL 101 Award on Saturday night as AFC offensive player of the year. The Denver quarterback came back from a neck injury and transitioned to a new team, and had one of his best seasons. He led the Broncos to a 13-3 season and threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Other honorees on included: Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson for NFC offensive player of the year; Houston defensive end J.J. Watt for AFC defensive player of the year; Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians of the Colts were co-winners for AFC coach of the year; and Pete Carroll of the Seahawks for NFC coach of the year.