New to the Game but Extremely Talented: Pro Sports Rookies of the Year

New to the Game but Extremely Talented: Pro Sports Rookies of the Year

Being a rookie in a professional sport is often very difficult. Although such players are accustomed to success playing amateur ball or in the minor leagues, the step up to the pro ranks can often be intimidating. That being said, some 1st year players make the jump to the pros with immediate success. Each major sports honours the best rookie annually. Let's see how much you know about Rookies of the Year in professional sports!

Which of the following players never won NBA Rookie of the Year in the NBA?

In what year were Mike Trout & Bryce Harper the American & National League Rookies of the Year?

Which of these New York Islander Hall of Famers was once Rookie of the Year?

Who is the only Buffalo Bill to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award?

Which Pittsburgh Steeler defender never won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award?

Which Swedish player never won NHL Rookie of the Year?

What Canadian won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2015?

Which of these players did NOT win Rookie of the Year in the NHL?

When Grant Hill won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1995, who did he have to share it with?

Which of these Russians did NOT win Rookie of the Year in the NHL?

Which of these Quarterbacks did NOT win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award?

In what year did Shaquille O'Neal win Rookie of the Year?

What NHL Rookie of the Year scored 76 goals in his inaugural season?

1967 was the 1st year Rookie Awards were given out in the NFL. Both went to a player on what team?

Which of these Allstar pitchers never won a Rookie of the Year Award?

What year did Lebron James win the Rookie of the Year Award?

Which of these NBA Hall of Famers never won Rookie of the Year?

Who was the National League MVP in 2022?

Which of these goalies did NOT win Rookie of the Year in the NHL?

Which of the following defenders did NOT ever win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?

Which of these New York Yankees won the American League Rookie of the Year Award?

Who was the American League MVP in 2022?

Which of these Offensive Rookies of the Year was a Canadian?

In what year were future Hall of Famers Eddie Murray and Andre Dawson the Rookies of the Year in MLB?

Which Chicago Blackhawk never won Rookie of the Year in the NHL?

New to the Game but Extremely Talented: Pro Sports Rookies of the Year

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.