The NFL 2020 Rookie of the Year was decided by a vote of NFL players. The final results were very close, but the winner was Cleveland Browns’ running back, Kareem Hunt.
Kyler Murray was the NFL’s 2020 Rookie of the Year. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He is the first player to be named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year and the Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year.
Kyler Murray was born on August 7, 1997, in Dallas, Texas. He is the son of Kevin Murray, a former professional football player who was a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders. Kyler’s parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised by his mother,microbiologist Missy Parkerson. Kyler has an older sister, Madison Murray. Kyler’s father Kevin starred as a quarterback at Texas A&M University from 1983 to 1986. In 1987, Kevin was drafted into the NFL by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round. He played four seasons for the Buccaneers before being traded to the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991. He played three seasons for the Raiders before retiring from football in 1993.
Kyler attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas. As a senior in 2014, he was named Gatorade National Football Player of the Year and Maxwell AwardPlayer of the Year. He was also named USA Today High School Offensive Player of the Year and Associated Press High School Athlete of the Year. Kyler committed to play college football at The University of Oklahoma on January 28, 2015.
Kyler Murray was the second overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He became the starter for the Cardinals in Week 1 of the 2019 season. After a mediocre start to his rookie year, Murray caught fire and led the Cardinals to a 5-2 record in their last seven games. He finished the season with 3,722 passing yards and 20 passing touchdowns, as well as 544 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. For his efforts, Murray was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Awards and accomplishments
Murray was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for his performance in 2019, when he threw for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was also named to the 2020 Pro Bowl.
Dak Prescott was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2016. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State University.
Prescott was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, to Nathaniel and Peggy Prescott. He has an older brother, Tad. Prescott attended Haughton High School in Haughton, Louisiana, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. As a senior quarterback in 2010–11, he led the Buccaneers to the Class 4A state championship game where they lost to the West Monroe Rebels 42–28. That year he also ran for 1,404 yards and 27 touchdowns while also catching 22 passes for 333 yards and six touchdowns. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Louisiana and thehonorary 2011 Mr. Football for the state of Louisiana.
In track & field, Prescott was one of the state’s top performers in both the javelin throw and triple jump. His personal bests included a throw of 61.75 meters (202 ft 9 in) in the javelin throw (placing sixth at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games) and a leap of 14.40 meters (47 ft 3 in) in the triple jump.
Prescott was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He became the Cowboys’ starting quarterback during the preseason after Tony Romo suffered a back injury, and Prescott ultimately led the team to an 11–1 record in his first 12 NFL starts. Prescott set several rookie records, including most passing completions by a rookie (300), most passing attempts without an interception (176), and the highest passer rating by a rookie quarterback (104.9). He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl, becoming the first Cowboy rookie to be invited to the Pro Bowl since Quincy Carter in 2000.
In 2017, Prescott helped lead Dallas to an NFC-best 13–3 record and their second NFC East division title in three years. In week 10, he threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another as Dallas defeated division rival Philadelphia 37-9 on Sunday Night Football, Prescott’s first career win against Philadelphia. The Cowboys finished with a 13-3 record atop their division for the second time in three years, but this time they went one step further. In Prescott’s first career playoff game, he threw for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns as Dallas defeated Seattle 24-22 in the wild card round. The next week, he had a Dak Prescott career-high 239 passing yards as well as 1 rushing touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as Dallas lost to Green Bay 34-31 in overtime of the divisional round.
Awards and accomplishments
Dak Prescott was born in Louisiana and played football for Haughton High School and then Mississippi State University. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he became the starting quarterback after an injury to Tony Romo. He helped lead the Cowboys to an NFC-leading 13-3 record and was named Rookie of the Year by the NFL.
In 2017, he led the Cowboys to an 11-5 record and a divisional playoff win. He also set a franchise record for most passing yards in a season. In 2018, he was named to the Pro Bowl after leading the Cowboys to a 10-6 record. In 2019, he led the Cowboys to an 8-8 record and was named NFC East Divisional MVP.
Gardner Minshew is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Washington State Cougars. As a senior in 2018, he was named the Manning Award winner as the nation’s most outstanding quarterback and was also awarded the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Gardner Minshew is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at East Carolina and Washington State, and was drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.Minshew was born in Brandon, Mississippi, to parents Sherri Minshew and Michael Darnell Minshew II. He has one older sister, Shae Lynn. When he was young, his family moved around a lot due to his father’s work as a minister.
Gardner Minshew II (born March 16, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington State University, and was drafted by the Jaguars in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Awards and accomplishments
In his rookie season, Gardner Minshew II was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year and named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
A.J. Brown was the clear-cut favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. The wide receiver out of Ole Miss was drafted in the second round by the Tennessee Titans and proceeded to have one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory. Brown caught 52 passes for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns, all while helping the Titans reach the AFC Championship Game.
A.J. Brown was born on July 22, 1996, in Starkville, Mississippi. He is the son of former NFL running back Tim Brown and played football and track at Starkville High School. Brown was a four-star recruit and committed to play college football at the University of Mississippi.
Brown played three seasons for Ole Miss, redshirting his first year in 2014. As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he had 37 receptions for 543 yards and six touchdowns. Brown was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. As a sophomore in 2016, he had 52 receptions for 816 yards and six touchdowns. He was named second-team All-SEC. As a junior in 2017, he caught 75 passes for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns; he was named first-team All-SEC and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Following his junior season, he declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
A.J. Brown (born July 22, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss, and was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Brown was born in Starkville, Mississippi. He attended Starkville High School, where he played basketball and football. As a senior in football, he had 1,237 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He committed to the University of Mississippi to play college football.
At Ole Miss, Brown played all four seasons (2015–2018). As a freshman in 2015, he appeared in 11 games with one start, recording 29 receptions for 412 yards and two touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2016, he started all 11 games, catching 59 passes for 1,052 yards and eight touchdowns. As a junior in 2017, he was a Consensus first-team All-American as he started all 12 games; recording 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior 2018, Brown again started all 12 games recording 85 receptions for 1 334 yards and six touchdowns
Awards and accomplishments
During his NFL career, Brown has been the recipient of several awards and accolades. After his rookie season, he was named the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was also named to the 2019 All-Rookie Team and selected as a Pro Bowl alternate. In 2020, he was once again named to the Pro Bowl.