Steve Harvey Host the NFL Honors


Super Bowl LV, the 2021 NFL Honors will take place on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The awards ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. on CBS and seeks to “honor players for their actions both on and off the field.”

The 10th Annual NFL HONORS presented by Invisalign, an Align Technology brand, is the annual two-hour primetime awards special that recognizes the NFL‘s best players, performances and plays from the 2020 season and will air nationally at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS on Saturday, Feb. 6, it was announced today.

“With the unprecedented nature of this year, we are excited to bring the 10th annual NFL Honors show to life in a unique format,” said MARK QUENZELNFL Senior Vice President of Programming and Production. “We look forward to producing an unforgettable show that will celebrate the game and its brightest stars in an entertaining fashion.”

NFL Honors, which debuted in Indianapolis in 2012, will be produced prior to its airing.

Emmy Award-winning entertainer STEVE HARVEY will return for his third consecutive year as host.  Harvey joins Alec Baldwin as a three-time host (2012-2014). Other past award-winning celebrities to host the NFL‘s awards show include Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien and Rob Riggle. 

Grammy award-winning rock band Green Day will open the show with a special performance.  Tony and Grammy Award-winning LESLIE ODOM JR. will perform during the in-memoriam segment. 

Award presenters will include current NFL players and Legends, celebrities David Boreanaz, KEVIN HART, REBEL WILSON and the Super Bowl LV Honorary Captains – educator TRIMAINE DAVIS, nurse manager SUZIE DORNER and veteran JAMES MARTIN – three heroes who served as leaders in their respective communities during the pandemic.   

The show includes the announcement of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS‘ annual accolades, the prestigious WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE, and the newest PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME class.

Preceding CBS’s telecast, NFL Network will air “Super Bowl Saturday Night presented by Invisalign” at 8 PM ET.  The show will be a retrospective of past red carpets, highlighting the sights and sounds of the last 10 years of glamour and celebration leading up to NFL Honors.

The awards that will be presented: Click for Nominees.

AP Most Valuable Player delivered by Pizza Hut AP Coach of the Year presented by Bose
AP Comeback Player of the Year presented by Visa AP Offensive Player of the Year
AP Defensive Player of the Year AP Offensive Rookie of the Year presented by Microsoft Surface
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year presented by Microsoft Surface Bridgestone Clutch Performance Play of the Year
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide Inspire Change Tribute presented by P&G
Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 presented by Postmates FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
Salute to Service Award presented by USAA Bud Light Celly of the Year
SNICKERS Hungriest Player of the Year DraftKings Daily Fantasy Player of the Year
Fan of the Year presented by Subway Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
Deacon Jones Award Small Business, Big Impact presented by Visa
AP Assistant Coach of the Year  

To ensure safe accommodations, private charter jet company – Wheels Up – provided exceptional air travel for talent traveling for NFL Honors and in critical aspects of production.

NFL Honors is an NFL Network production in association with Rock Garden Media. For more information about NFL Honors, fans may visit and follow the #NFLHonors conversation on Twitter.


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