Event Information

50th Annual 101 Awards

February 29, 2020
VIP Reception - 5:30
Dinner & Awards Presentations - 6:30
Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Black Tie
Show Hosts
Kevin Burkhardt, Fox Sports
Stacey Dales, NFL Network

101 Awards

AFC Offensive Player of the Year –  Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
NFC Offensive Player of the Year –  Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
AFC Defensive Player of the Year –  Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
NFC Defensive Player of the Year –  Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals
AFC Coach of the Year – John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
NFC Coach of the Year – Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco 49ers
Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football – Bart Starr, legendary quarterback of the Green Bay Packers (Represented by Bart Starr, Jr.)
Salute to the Super Bowl Champions – Kansas City Chiefs


Each national honoree will be presented with the prestigious 101 trophy from a football dignitary who has been instrumental in his career. Clark Hunt will make the presentation of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.

Chiefs Awards

Mack Lee Hill Award (Rookie of the Year) - Mecole Hardman
Derrick Thomas Award (Most Valuable Player) - Tyrann Mathieu

Tickets and Sponsorships

Attendance at the 101 Awards gala is comprised primarily of companies, organizations and individuals who are sponsors of the event. Four levels of sponsorship are available that include various benefits at the event as well as special opportunities with the Kansas City Chiefs, including Chiefs Fantasy Camp. Click for 101 Awards Sponsorship information.

The 101 Awards, a black-tie gala, is pleased to partner with Men’s Warehouse for event tuxedos.

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The University of Kansas Health System, a public authority that receives no local or state funding and, instead, relies on generous philanthropy and proper fiscal management. Since 2011 the 101 Awards has generated over a million dollars for its beneficiaries.


Tyler Epp – Kansas City Chiefs

50th Annual 101 Steering Committee

Mike Brown – Burns & McDonnell, 101 Chairman
Matt Johnson – CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Matt Roney – Kit Bond Strategies
Shawn Long – The University of Kansas Health System
Tammy Butterfield – The University of Kansas Health System
McKenzie Benoit – Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Epp – Kansas City Chiefs