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From 1955 to 1996, the United Press International gave two annual Rookie of the Year awards in American football. One was given to the rookie of the year in the old National Football League (NFL), most of whose teams in 1970 became the National Football Conference (NFC) of the new NFL. The other award was given to the rookie of the year in the old American Football League, whose teams in 1970 became the American Football Conference (AFC) of the new NFL.

AFL Rookies of the Year

Season Player Team Position
1960 Abner Haynes Dallas Texans HB
1961 Earl Faison San Diego Chargers DE
1962 Curtis McClinton Dallas Texans FB
1963 Billy Joe Denver Broncos FB
1964 Matt Snell New York Jets FB
1965 Joe Namath New York Jets QB
1966 Bobby Burnett Buffalo Bills HB
1967 George Webster Houston Oilers LB
1968 Paul Robinson Cincinnati Bengals RB
1969 Greg Cook Cincinnati Bengals QB

AFC Rookies of the Year

Season Player Team Position
1970 Dennis Shaw Buffalo Bills QB
1971 Jim Plunkett New England Patriots QB
1972 Franco Harris Pittsburgh Steelers RB
1973 Boobie Clark Cincinnati Bengals RB
1974 Don Woods San Diego Chargers RB
1975 Robert Brazile Houston Oilers LB
1976 Mike Haynes New England Patriots DB
1977 A.J. Duhe Miami Dolphins DE
1978 Earl Campbell Houston Oilers RB
1979 Jerry Butler Buffalo Bills WR
1980 Joe Cribbs Buffalo Bills RB
1981 Joe Delaney Kansas City Chiefs RB
1982 Marcus Allen Los Angeles Raiders RB
1983 Curt Warner Seattle Seahawks RB
1984 Louis Lipps Pittsburgh Steelers WR
1985 Kevin Mack Cleveland Browns RB
1986 Leslie O'Neal San Diego Chargers DE
1987 Shane Conlan Buffalo Bills LB
1988 John Stephens New England Patriots RB
1989 Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs LB
1990 Richmond Webb Miami Dolphins OT
1991 Mike Croel Denver Broncos LB
1992 Dale Carter Kansas City Chiefs CB
1993 Rick Mirer Seattle Seahawks QB
1994 Marshall Faulk Indianapolis Colts RB
1995 Curtis Martin New England Patriots RB
1996 Terry Glenn New England Patriots WR

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