- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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The top player at each position was selected by former NFL players, who also selected a Coach of the Year (Kansas City’s Todd Haley) and Player of the Year (Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu).
Talib was selected as the top defensive back, despite missing one game due to suspension and having his season cut short by injury. Talib tied for fifth in the NFL with six interceptions.
White set career highs with 115 catches for 1,389 yards while leading the Falcons to a 13-3 regular season.
Here’s the complete list of award winners.
Wide Receiver – Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Linebacker – Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49’ers
Defensive Back – Aqib Talib, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Spirit Award – Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys
Coach of the Year – Todd Haley, Kansas City Chiefs
Player of the Year – Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers