Santana Moss was named the Washington Redskins' offensive player of the year for the 2010 season Wednesday at the team's 50th annual Welcome Home Luncheon.
Moss, who last season recorded a career-high 93 catches for 1,115 yards and six touchdowns, was introduced by former Redskins receiver Gary Clark.
"I appreciate the opportunity to be a Redskin again and the chance to win this award," said Moss, who re-signed with the Redskins over the summer as a free agent.
Linebacker Brian Orakpo was named defensive player of the year. As a second-year pro, Orakpo recorded a team-high 8.5 sacks and made his second straight Pro Bowl appearance. Orapko was introduced by former standout linebacker Ravin Caldwell.
Initially, Orakpo apologized to last year's winner, London Fletcher.
"London, I'm sorry. London's won this award the past 20 years," Orakpo laughed.
"It's an absolute honor to win this award," Orakpo continued before concluding with a promise to the fans. "Win, lose or draw, you will see a hungry team, week in and week out."
Lorenzo Alexander again earned special teams player of the year. The fifth-year pro led the team with 20 special-teams tackles last season.
Alexander was introduced by former Washington linebacker Andre Collins.
"Each year that I'm a Redskin, I get to learn more about the fans, and understand their passion, and you guys make it easy for me to do what I do on the field," Alexander said. "Hopefully I can continue to go out there and lay some more people out for you."
Fletcher won the inaugural community service award for his work with his charity, London's Bridge.
Coach Mike Shanahan spoke to conclude the luncheon and thanked the 34 former Redskins players for what they did to "set the bar, and anything less than a Super Bowl is a disappointment. That's the mindset."
Shanahan thanked owner Daniel M. Snyder for allowing him to re-sign all of the Redskins’ free agents that the team wanted to bring back, and also thanked him for enabling him to add "free agents that are men of character."
Shanahan noted that this is his 28th year in the NFL, and that his wife has observed that he is more excited this year than in years past. Shanahan said that's because of the dedication and character he sees on this roster.
"We've got something special," he said.