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Brown named 2015 Steelers' MVP

Posted Dec 30, 2015

Brown is the fourth player in team history to earn MVP honors three times.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was named the team’s 2015 Most Valuable Player.


It marks the third time Brown has been named Steelers’ MVP. He became the fourth player in team history to earn Steelers’ MVP honors three times (Rod Woodson, Jerome Bettis and Hines Ward).


Brown ranks second in the NFL in receptions (123), receiving yards (1,647) and receiving yards per game (109.8) in 2015. Brown has set the NFL record for most receptions in any three consecutive seasons (362), and he became the first player in NFL history to record two games with 15 or more receptions in a single season.


In 2015, Brown has recorded at least 120 receptions and 1,600 receiving yards for the second consecutive year, establishing new franchise records. He also became the first player in team history to reach 1,500 scrimmage yards in three straight seasons. In the team’s November 8 contest versus Oakland, Brown established Steelers’ single-game records in receptions (17), receiving yards (284) and scrimmage yards (306).


Brown earned his third straight trip to the Pro Bowl and fourth overall selection this season. He was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November), and he has earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors (Week 15) and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors (Week 13).


The following is the list of Steelers MVPs since 1969:

1969 WR Roy Jeffeson 1993 CB Rod Woodson
1970 DT Joe Greene 1994 LB Greg Lloyd
1971 LB Andy Russell 1995 QB Neil O'Donnell
1972 RB Franco Harris 1996 RB Jerome Bettis
1973 WR Ron Shanklin 1997 RB Jerome Bettis
1974 S Glen Edwards 1998 LB Levon Kirkland
1975 CB Mel Blount 1999 LB Levon Kirkland
1976 LB Jack Lambert 2000 RB Jerome Bettis
1977 QB Terry Bradshaw 2001 QB Kordell Stewart
1978 QB Terry Bradshaw 2002 WR Hines Ward
1979 WR John Stallworth LB Joey Porter
1980 SS Donnie Shell 2003 WR Hines Ward
1981 LB Jack Lambert 2004 LB James Farrior
1982 CB Dwayne Woodruff 2005 NT Casey Hampton
1983 PK Gary Anderson WR Hines Ward
1984 WR John Stallworth 2006 RB Willie Parker
1985 WR Louis Lipps 2007 LB James Harrison
1986 LB Bryan Hinkle 2008 LB James Harrison
1987 LB Mike Merriweather 2009 QB Ben Roethlisberger
1988 LB David Little 2010 SS Troy Polamalu
CB Rod Woodson 2011 WR Antonio Brown
1989 WR Louis Lipps 2012 TE Heath Miller
1990 CB Rod Woodson 2013 WR Antonio Brown
1991 Greg Lloyd 2014 RB Le'Veon Bell
1992 RB Barry Foster 2015 WR Antonio Brown