ESPY Awards 1997

5th ESPY Awards 1997 Winners

Category Winner
Best Male Athlete Michael Johnson, Olympic Sprinter
Best Female Athlete Amy Van Dyken, Olympic Swimmer
Best Breakthrough Athlete Tiger Woods, Golf
Game of the Year Ohio State edges Arizona State in the Rose Bowl
Outstanding Team New York Yankees
Best Coach/Manager Joe Torre, New York Yankees
Best NFL Player Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
Best Major League Baseball Player Ken Caminiti, San Diego Padres
Best NHL Player Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
Best Driver Jimmy Vasser
Best NBA Player Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
Best Boxer Evander Holyfield
Best Male Golfer Tom Lehman
Best Female Golfer Karrie Webb
Best Male Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Best Female Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Best College Football Player Danny Wuerffel, Florida
Best Male College Basketball Player Tim Duncan, Wake Forest
Best Female College Basketball Player Saudia Roundtree, Georgia
Best Jockey Jerry Bailey
Best Bowler Bob Learn Jr.
Best Male Track Athlete Michael Johnson
Best Female Track Athlete Marie-Jose Perec
Best Comeback Athlete Evander Holyfield, Boxer
Outstanding Performance Under Pressure Kerri Strug, Olympic gymnast
Baseball Play of the Year San Diego's Ken Caminiti makes backhand grab and throws to first
NBA Play of the Year Michael Finley steals and scores in mid-air
NHL Play of the Year Steve Yzerman's OT goal in a scoreless Game 7 vs. St. Louis
College Basketball Play of the Year Tulane's Jerald Honeycutt's falling-out-of-bounds game-winner vs. Florida
College Football Play of the Year Memphis' Kevin Cobb somehow doesn't fall, scores on a kickoff vs. Tennessee
NFL Play of the Year Desmond Howard scores a kickoff-return TD in the Super Bowl
Outrageous Play of the Year Michigan's Mike Legg scores an amazing goal with stick control
Showstopper of the Year Warren Morris wins the College World Series for LSU with ninth-inning home run
Dramatic Individual Performance of the Year Evander Holyfield takes the heavyweight title