The AP NFL MVP award was first presented in 1957
When former Syracuse Orangemen Jim Brown earned the first Associated Press NFL MVP Award as a member of the Cleveland Browns, both
NFL and collegiate fans began to follow this award earnestly.  With the prestige associated with being a winner of this
individual award, not only do  that NFL team's fans cheer with delight, but so do the college fans who once enjoyed seeing that star
shine on Football Saturdays.
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Year
AP NFL/AFL MVP
Pro Team
College
1957
Jim Brown
Cleveland Browns
Syracuse
1958
Jim Brown
Cleveland Browns
Syracuse
1959
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1960
Norm Van Brocklin
Philadelphia Eagles
Oregon
1961
Paul Hornung
Green Bay Packers
Notre Dame
1961
George Blanda
(AFL) Houston Oilers
Kentucky
1962
Jim Taylor
Green Bay Packers
LSU
1962
Cookie Gilchrist
(AFL) Buffalo Bills
None
1963
Y.A. Tittle
New York Giants
LSU
1963
Tobin Rote
(AFL)San Diego Chargers
Rice
1964
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1964
Gino Cappelliti
(AFL) Boston Patriots
Minnesota
1965
Jim Brown
Clevland Browns
Syracuse
1965
Jack Kemp
(AFL) Buffalo Bills
Occidental
1966
Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers
Alabama
1966
Jim Nance
(AFL) Boston Patriots
Syracuse
1967
Johnny Unitas
Baltimore Colts
Louisville
1967
Daryle LaMonica
(AFL) Oakland Raiders
Notre Dame
1968
Earl Morral
Baltimore Colts
Michigan State
1968
Joe Namath
(AFL) New York Jets
Alabama
1969
Roman Gabriel
Los Angeles Rams
N.C. State
1969
Joe Namath
(AFL) New York Jets
Alabama
1970
John Brodie
San Francisco 49ers
Stanford
1971
Alan Page
Minnesota Vikings
Notre Dame
1972
Larry Brown
Washington Redskins
Kansas State
1973
O.J. Simpson
Buffalo Bills
USC
1974
Ken Stabler
Oakand Raiders
Alabama
1975
Fran Tarkenton
Minnesota Vikings
Georgia
1976
Bert Jones
Baltimore Colts
LSU
1977
Walter Payton
Chicago Bears
Jackson State
1978
Terry Bradshaw
Pittsburgh Steelers
Louisiana Tech
1979
Earl Campbell
Houston Oilers
Texas
1980
Brian Sipe
Cleveland Browns
San Diego State
1981
Ken Anderson
Cincinnati Bengals
Augustana
1982
Mark Mosley
Washington Redskins
Texas A&M
1983
Joe Theismann
Washington Redskins
Notre Dame
1984
Dan Marino
Miami Dolphins
Pitt
1985
Marcus Allen
LA Raiders
USC
1986
Lawrence Taylor
New York Giants
North Carolina
1987
John Elway
Denver Broncos
Stanford
Year
AP NFL MVP
Pro Team
College
1988
Boomer Esiason
Cincinnati Bengals
Maryland
1989
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1990
Joe Montana
San Francisco 49ers
Notre Dame
1991
Thurman Thomas
Buffalo Bills
Oklahoma State
1992
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1993
Emmit Smith
Dallas Cowboys
Florida
1994
Steve Young
San Francisco 49ers
BYU
1995
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1996
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1997
Brett Favre
Green Bay Packers
Southern Miss
1997
Barry Sanders
Detroit Lions
Oklahoma State
1998
Terrell Davis
Denver Broncos
Georgia
1999
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Northern Iowa
2000
Marshall Faulk
St. Louis Rams
San Diego State
2001
Kurt Warner
St. Louis Rams
Northern Iowa
2002
Rich Gannon
Oakland Raiders
Deleware
2003
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2003
Steve McNair
Tennessee Titans
Alcorn State
2004
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2005
Shaun Alexander
Seattle Seahawks
Alabama
2006
LaDainian Tomlinson
San Diego Chargers
TCU
2007
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2008
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2009
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee
2010
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Michigan
2011
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
California
2012
Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings
Oklahoma
2013
Peyton Manning
Denver Broncos
Tennessee
2014
Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers
California
2015
Cam Newton
Carolina Panthers
Auburn
NFL -  AFL Franchises That Have
Produced the Most League MVP Seasons
Since the AP Vote started in 1957.
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
Unitas, Morall, Jones & Manning lead the way
9
Green Bay Packers
Starr, Hornung, Taylor & Favre  and Rodgers are
the winners.
8
San Francisco 49ers
QB's Brodie, Montana & Young
5
Cleveland Browns
Jim Brown rushed for 3 & 1 for Sipe
4
Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams
Gabriel & greatest show on turf, Warner & Faulk
4
Buffalo Bills
Gilchrist, Kemp, Simpson, & Thomas gain MVP
4
Oakand/Los Angeles Raiders
Stabler, Allen, LaMonica & Gannon each scored
4
Boston/New England Patriots
AFL's Cappelliti & Nance & NFL's Brady
4
Washington Redskins
Brown, Mosley & Theisman each earned one.
3
Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans
Blanda, Campbell for the Oilers, McNair - Titans
3
Minnesota Vikings
Alan Page, Fran Tarkenton, A. Peterson
3
College Football Programs That
Have Produced the Most AP/ NFL-
AFL MVP Seasons Since 1957.
Updated through 2012 season
College - MVP Award Winners
# of
MVP's
Notre Dame
Hornung, LaMonica, Page, Theisman,
Montana (2)
6
Alabama
Starr, Namath (2), Stabler, Alexander
5
Tennessee
Manning (5)
5
Syracuse
Jim Brown rushed for 3 & 1 for Sipe
4
Southern Miss
Favre won 3 in a row (95-97)
3
Louisville
Unitas passed for three
3
LSU
Title, Taylor & Jones
3
Stanford
Brodie & Elway
2
USC
Simpson & Allen
2
Georgia
Tarkenton & Davis
2
San Diego State
Sipe & Faulk
2
Oklahoma State
Thomas & Sanders
2
BYU
Young (2)
2
California
Rodgers (2)
2
Michigan
Brady (2)
2
Northern Iowa
Warner (2)
2
Johnny Unitas and Peyton Manning have earned passing
grades while helping the Colts franchise to rank as the top
NFL team in NFL MVP award winners.
Former Notre Dame QB Joe Montana's
two NFL MVP awards while with San
Francisco has helped the Fighting Irish
to hold the status of the college with the
most MVP winners
Former Alabama QB Joe Namath won 2
AFL MVP awards with the NY Jets.  With
Bama having produced legends such as
Tide ranks 2nd in MVP winners.
Cam Newton Named 2015 Associated Press NFL MVP Award Winner
After leading the Carolina Panthers to a 15-1 regular season, Newton became the first Auburn Tiger to capture the NFL's top
individual award.
NFL Rookies
of the Year
Before winning league MVP
honors, Earl Campbell was
the NFL's top offensive
rookie.
Three in a Row
Southern Miss product Brett
Favre became the first player
to win three NFL MVP Awards
in a row.  As a Green Bay
Packer, Favre accomplished
the feat in 1995, 1996 and
1997.
This Panther Roared Loud in 2015
While leading Carolina to a regular season 15-1 record,
Newton passed for 3,695 yards and 35 TDs.  Newton
also added 636 yards and 10 TDs on the ground.
Former Syracuse Jim Brown won the NFL's
first two MVP awards while playing for the
NFL Teams That Have