didn't see this mentioned anywhere but aldon smith won the NFL Alumni Award for Linebacker of the Year beating out Clay Mathews and London Fletcher.
Patrick Willis won this award in 2010, 2009, and in 2007
NFL Alumni Award is voted on by retired NFL players. It's cool that these past great recognized the beast that is Aldon!. The award show was on NFL Network tonight.
These were the other winners:
Quarterback – Matthew Stafford (Lions)
Running Back – Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars)
Wide Receiver – Hakeem Nicks (Giants)
Lineman - Chris Long (Rams)
Defensive Back – Brent Grimes (Falcons)
Player of the Year - Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars)
Lifetime Achievment - Randall Cunningham
[ Edited by schmons on Feb 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM ]