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This award was presented by the United Press to the top player in the AFL from 1960-1969. After the merger with the NFL, the award was presented to the best player in the AFC until 1996!

1960 Abner Haynes HB Dallas
1961 George Blanda QB Houston
1962 Cookie Gilchrist FB Buffalo
1963 Lance Alworth FL San Diego
1964 Gino Cappelletti FL/PK Boston
1965 Paul Lowe HB San Dieg
1966 Jim Nance FB Boston
1967 Daryle Lamonica QB Oakland
1968 Joe Namath QB NY Jets
1969 Daryle Lamonica QB Oakland
1970 George Blanda QB/PK Oakland
1971 Otis Taylor WR Kansas City
1972 O.J. Simpson RB Buffalo
1973 O.J. Simpson RB Buffalo
1974 Ken Stabler QB Oakland
1975 O.J. Simpson RB Buffalo
1976 Bert Jones QB Baltimore
1977 Craig Morton QB Denver
1978 Earl Campbell RB Houston
1979 Dan Fouts QB San Diego
1980 Brian Sipe QB Cleveland
1981 Ken Anderson QB Cincinnati
1982 Dan Fouts QB San Diego
1983 Off - Curt Warner RB Seattle
Def - Rod Martin LB Oakland
1984 Off - Dan Marino QB Miami
Def - Mark Gastineau DE NY Jets
1985 Off - Marcus Allen RB Raiders
Def - Andre Tippett LB New England
1986 Off - Curt Warner RB Seattle
Def - Rulon Jones DE Denver
1987 Off - John Elway QB Denver
Def - Bruce Smith DE Buffalo
1988 Off - Boomer Esiason QB Cincinnati
Def - Bruce Smith (tie) DE Buffalo
Def - Cornelius Bennett (tie) LB Buffalo
1989 Off - Christian Okoye RB Kansas City
Def - Michael Dean Perry NT Cleveland
1990 Off - Warren Moon QB Houston
Def - Bruce Smith DE Buffalo
1991 Off - Thurman Thomas RB Buffalo
Def - Cornelius Bennett LB Buffalo
1992 Off - Barry Foster RB Pittsburgh
Def - Junior Seau LB San Diego
1993 Off - John Elway QB Denver
Def - Rod Woodson CB Pittsburgh
1994 Off - Dan Marino QB Miami
Def - Greg Lloyd LB Pittsburgh
1995 Off - Jim Harbaugh QB Indianapolis
Def - Bryce Paup LB Buffalo
1996 Off - Terrell Davis RB Denver
Def - Bruce Smith DE Buffalo

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