Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Rob Riggle will take the stage as host of NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Northrop at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The two-hour prime-time awards special recognizing the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2017 season will air nationally at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.
NFL Honors, which debuted in Indianapolis in 2012, is an annual event hosted from the Super Bowl city the evening before the AFC and NFC champions meet. Riggle joins Alec Baldwin, Keengan-Michael Key, Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien on the list of award-winning celebrities to host the NFL’s awards show.
Music for the show will be performed by vocalist-instrumentalist Spencer Ludwig. The trumpeter, singer, and songwriter wowed audiences at a string of festivals, including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, in 2017, and opened for Bebe Rexha on her North American and European tours. Ludwig signed a worldwide record deal as a solo artist with Warner Bros. Records in 2015 and was previously the featured trumpeter for the multi-Platinum band Capital Cities.
The show includes the announcement of The Associated Press’ annual accolades and the newest Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Preceding NBC’s telecast, NFL Network will air Super Bowl Saturday Night at 8 p.m. ET covering all the sights and sounds from the Red Carpet at NFL Honors.
Fournette and the Jaguars face the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship in Foxborough, Mass.
Last week, in the Jags’ 45-42 AFC divisional playoff victory Sunday in Pittsburgh, he rushed for 166 yards and three TDs on 46 carries, despite sustaining an ankle injury that sidelined him briefly in the second quarter.
Fournette ran for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns this season and caught 36 passes for 302 yards and a touchdown.
Brady threw for 337 yards last week, the most by a quarterback in his 40s in a playoff game. He also became the oldest quarterback to win a playoff game, proving he’s still an elite competitor.