Event Information

49th Annual 101 Awards

March 9, 2019
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
Charles Davis, Fox Sports

101 Awards

AFC Offensive Player of the Year –  Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
NFC Offensive Player of the Year –  Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
AFC Defensive Player of the Year –  J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
NFC Defensive Player of the Year –  Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
AFC Coach of the Year – Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts
NFC Coach of the Year – Matt Nagy, Chicago Bears
Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football – TBA March 2019
Salute to the Super Bowl Champions – TBD Player Representative


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) - Andrew Wylie
Derrick Thomas Award (Most Valuable Player) - Patrick Mahomes

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

49th Annual 101 Steering Committee

Mike Brown – Burns & McDonnell, 101 Chairman
Kyle Myers – PNC Bank
Matt Johnson – CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Matt Roney – Kit Bond Strategies
Mike Jeffries – Ronald McDonald House Charities
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