Returners: Michael Bates, Panthers, kickoffs; Darrien Gordon, Broncos, punts. Consistency and average determined the selections.
Wacko: Charlie Williams, Cowboys. This third-year player just flies downfield.
Player of the Year: Barry Sanders. Where would the Lions be without him?
Rookie of the Year: Warrick Dunn, running back, Buccaneers. He provided the zip that turned the Bucs' offense around.
Coach of the Year, Jim Fassel, Giants: It was a tough call over Bill Parcells, but the Giants are in the playoffs and the Jets aren't.