List of Seattle Sports Award Winners

Originally Published:  August 10, 2011
Updated:  November 29, 2016

Because it’s not all ‘Doom & Gloom’, ‘Woe Is Me’, ‘Seattle Is Sports Hell’ ALL the time around here, I thought I’d lighten our collective loads by making a list of all the major (and not-so-major) award winners we’ve had grace us in our great city.

Don’t ask my rationale on this thing, just go with me here.  YES, I included All Star Game (and Pro Bowl) MVPs.  YES, I included all of the “good citizenship” awards for the respective pro sports.  NO, I didn’t list every “best offensive lineman” or every “best defensive lineman” award for college football.  As far as college football players are concerned, it’s Heisman or bust in my book!  ***UPDATED*** I found something worthwhile to list for college football, specifically the Pac-10/12:  Rose Bowl MVPs.  Right.  Also the Pac 10/12 players/coaches of the year a la the basketball awards.  Right again.

By the way, did you know the Seahawks are one of only three teams without an offensive OR a defensive rookie of the year?  You do now!

Husky Basketball

Pac-10/12 Player of the Year:

1986 – Christian Welp
2006 – Brandon Roy

Pac-10/12 Freshman of the Year:

1984 – Christian Welp
1988 – Mike Hayward
1992 – Mark Pope
2009 – Isaiah Thomas
2011 – Tony Wroten Jr.

Pac-10/12 Coach of the Year:

1982 – Marv Harshman
1996 – Bob Bender
2005 – Lorenzo Romar
2009 – Lorenzo Romar
2011 – Lorenzo Romar

Husky Football

College Football National Coach of the Year (Paul “Bear” Bryant Award):

1991 – Don James

Rose Bowl Player of the Game:

1926 – George “Wildcat” Wilson
1960 – Bob Schloredt & George Fleming
1961 – Bob Schloredt
1978 – Warren Moon
1982 – Jacque Robinson
1991 – Mark Brunell
1992 – Steve Emtman & Billy Joe Hobert
2001 – Marques Tuiasosopo

Pac-10/12 Offensive Player of the Year:

1977 – Warren Moon
1983 – Steve Pelluer
1990 – Greg Lewis
1991 – Mario Bailey
1994 – Napoleon Kaufman
2000 – Marques Tuiasosopo
2016 – Jake Browning

Pac-10/12 Defensive Player of the Year:

1990 – Steve Emtman
1991 – Steve Emtman
1992 – Dave Hoffmann
1996 – Jason Chorak

Pac-10/12 Freshman of the Year:

2001 – Reggie Williams
2007 – Jake Locker
2016 – Taylor Rapp

Pac-10/12 Coach of the Year:

1980 – Don James
1990 – Don James
1991 – Don James

Seattle Mariners

AL Most Valuable Player:

1997 – Ken Griffey Jr.
2001 – Ichiro

AL Cy Young Award:

1995 – Randy Johnson
2010 – Felix Hernandez

AL Rookie of the Year:

1984 – Alvin Davis
2000 – Kazuhiro Sasaki
2001 – Ichiro

AL Manager of the Year:

1995 – Lou Piniella
2001 – Lou Piniella

AL Comeback Player of the Year

2014 – Chris Young

Gold Glove Award:

1987, 1988 – Mark Langston (P)
1988, 1989, 1990 – Harold Reynolds (2B)
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 – Ken Griffey Jr. (OF)
1993 – Omar Vizquel (SS)
1996 – Jay Buhner (OF)
2000, 2002, 2003 – John Olerud (1B)
2001, 2003 – Mike Cameron (OF)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 – Ichiro (OF)
2002, 2003, 2004 – Bret Boone (2B)
2007, 2008 – Adrian Beltre (3B)
2010 – Franklin Gutierrez (OF)
2014 – Kyle Seager (3B)

Silver Slugger Award:

1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 – Ken Griffey Jr. (OF)
1992 – Edgar Martinez (3B)
1995, 1997, 2001, 2003 – Edgar Martinez (DH)
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 – Alex Rodriguez (SS)
2001, 2003 – Bret Boone (2B)
2001, 2007, 2009 – Ichiro (OF)
2015 – Nelson Cruz (OF)

All Star Game MVP:

1992 – Ken Griffey Jr.
2007 – Ichiro

Roberto Clemente Award:

1991 – Harold Reynolds
2003 – Jamie Moyer
2004 – Edgar Martinez

Seattle Seahawks

Vince Lombardi Trophy

2013 Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl MVP

2013 – Malcolm Smith

George S. Halas Trophy:

2005 Seattle Seahawks
2013 Seattle Seahawks
2014 Seattle Seahawks

NFL Most Valuable Player:

2005 – Shaun Alexander

Defensive Player of the Year:

1984 – Kenny Easley
1992 – Cortez Kennedy

NFL Coach of the Year:

1978 – Jack Patera
1984 – Chuck Knox

Walter Payton Man of the Year:

1988 – Steve Largent

Pro Bowl MVP:

1997 – Warren Moon
2015 – Russell Wilson (Offense)
2015 – Michael Bennett (Defense)

Seattle Supersonics

Walter A. Brown Trophy (renamed Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in 1984):

1979 – Seattle Supersonics

NBA Finals Most Valuable Player:

1979 – Dennis Johnson

NBA Rookie of the Year:

2007-2008 – Kevin Durant

Defensive Player of the Year:

1995-1996 – Gary Payton

Most Improved Player:

1986-1987 – Dale Ellis

All Star Game MVP:

1971 – Lenny Wilkens
1987 – Tom Chambers

Executive of the Year:

1982-1983 – Zollie Volchok
1993-1994 – Bob Whitsitt

J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award:

1975-1976 – Slick Watts

Sportsmanship Award (Joe Dumars Trophy):

1998-1999 – Hersey Hawkins
2002-2003 – Ray Allen

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