Justin Houston Voted Chiefs MVP, De’Anthony Thomas Named Rookie Of The Year


Kansas City hosted the 45th annual 101 Awards on Saturday, paying tribute to the game of football and its Sunday standouts.

A number of stars took the stage to accept awards, from Houston’s J.J. Watt to Seattle’s Richard Sherman.

Meanwhile, two local fan favorites, Justin Houston and De’Anthony Thomas, were also honored.

The former, Houston, received the Derrick Thomas Award as the Kansas City Chiefs MVP. The edge-rusher recorded 22 sacks in 2014, setting the franchise’s single-season record and finishing just .5 shy of the NFL’s.

His teammate, Thomas, accepted the Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s rookie of the year. Despite missing the first four games of the season, DAT led the AFC in punt return yards (406), totaling 156 of them in the team’s second matchup versus Oakland—an effort that resulted in him being named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

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