The Bert Bell Award

Pro Player of the Year

The 54th Annual Bert Bell Award for Professional Player of the Year is Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Professional Player of the Year Award is named in honor of Bert Bell, founder of the Maxwell Football Club and once Commissioner of the National Football League.

Who Votes?

Voters for all Maxwell Professional Awards are NFL coaching staffs and football personnel, members of the Maxwell Football Club and the Pro Writers of America Association, and local media.

Why Adrian?

Peterson, a unanimous 1st-team All-Pro selection who became just the 7th player to rush for 2,000 yards in a seson in 2012, also won this prestigious award in 2008.

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Past Winners

Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Tom Brady New England Patriots
LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers
Shaun Alexander San Diego Chargers
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Rich Gannon Oakland Raiders
Marshall Faulk St. Louis Rams
Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams
Randall Cunningham Minnesota Vikings