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44th Annual 101 Awards

March 1, 2014
VIP Reception - 5:30
Dinner & Awards Presentations - 6:30
Westin Crown Center Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Black Tie
Show Hosts
Paul Burmeister - NFL Network
James Lofton - WestwoodOne

101 Awards

AFC Offensive Player of the Year - Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
NFC Offensive Player of the Year - LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
AFC Defensive Player of the Year - Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts
NFC Defensive Player of the Year - Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
AFC Coach of the Year - Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
NFC Coach of the Year - Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers
Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football - Len Dawson, 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) - Marcus Cooper
Derrick Thomas Award (Most Valuable Player) -Jamaal Charles, Announced March 1, 2014

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. Click for Sponsorship information.

Tuxedo Rental

We are proud to partner with Men’s Wearhouse as sponsor of the 2014 101 Awards event.  For information on discounted tuxedo rentals, please click here. 

Event Beneficiary

Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Truman Medical Centers community health and wellness program.  In the first three years of the partnership between the Chiefs and TMC, the 101 Awards event netted over $465,000 in proceeds for the Truman foundation.


Erik Miner, Premier Sports Management

44th Annual 101 Steering Committee

Joe Freeman – Pioneer Services, Chairman
Amanda Adkins – Cerner
Bucky Brooks – Copaken Brooks
Mike Brown – Burns & McDonnell
Brian Burns – Blue Cross Blue Shield
Chuck Caisley – KCP&L
Bill Chapin – Kansas City Chiefs
Jim Dawson – Fairway Consulting Group
Gary Heise – Premier Sports Management
Tracey Lewis – Commerce Bank
Bill Nelson
Kevin Prenger – Ecco Select
CiCi Rojas – The Central Exchange