2012 POD Awards: The winners

USA TODAY Sports

A look at the winners from the 2012 POD Awards.

Because I forgot to do this last month, below is a wrap-up of the 2012 POD Awards.

The votes are in, and the winners have been declared for the 2012 POD Awards. Below is a breakdown of the nine different categories and how everybody voted.

Most Valuable Player

WR Calvin Johnson - 82.1%
QB Matthew Stafford - 8.1%
K Jason Hanson - 6.5%
CB Chris Houston - 2.4%
DT Ndamukong Suh - 0.8%

Offensive Player of the Year

WR Calvin Johnson - 89.3%
QB Matthew Stafford - 3.1%
RB Joique Bell - 3.1%
OG Rob Sims - 3.1%
RB Mikel Leshoure - 1.1%

Defensive Player of the Year

DT Ndamukong Suh - 54.9%
CB Chris Houston - 17.7%
DT Nick Fairley - 17.1%
LB Stephen Tulloch - 9.1%
DE Cliff Avril - 1.1%

Special Teams Player of the Year

K Jason Hanson - 40.0%
LS Don Muhlbach - 25.2%
LB Ashlee Palmer - 18.5%
WR Kassim Osgood - 16.3%

Rookie of the Year

OT Riley Reiff - 51.5%
RB Mikel Leshoure - 20.3%
CB Jonte Green - 18.6%
WR Ryan Broyles - 9.6%

Breakout Player of the Year

DT Nick Fairley - 46.8%
RB Joique Bell - 37.6%
RB Mikel Leshoure - 8.3%
WR Ryan Broyles - 3.9%
OT Riley Reiff - 3.4%

Most Valuable Backup

RB Joique Bell - 54.2%
DT Nick Fairley - 31.8%
OT Riley Reiff - 7.5%
TE Tony Scheffler - 6.5%

Moment of the Year

Calvin Johnson breaks the receiving record (Week 16 vs. Falcons) - 57.3%
Hail Mary touchdown to force overtime (Week 3 at Titans) - 18.0%
He was down! (Week 12 vs. Texans) - 17.5%
Matthew Stafford to Kevin Smith for the win (Week 1 vs. Rams) - 4.4%
Jason Hanson's overtime winner (Week 6 at Eagles) - 2.7%

Game of the Year

Week 8 vs. Seattle Seahawks (W 28-24) - 40.5%
Week 12 vs. Houston Texans (L 34-31 in OT) - 23.2%
Week 3 at Tennessee Titans (L 44-41 in OT) - 18.9%
Week 6 at Philadelphia Eagles (W 26-23 in OT) - 11.9%
Week 1 vs. St. Louis Rams (W 27-23) - 5.4%

Thanks to everybody who voted, and congratulations to the players who won their respective categories.

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