UPDATE: We asked you to vote and you did. And the Houston's 2012 MVP is ... (drum roll) ... Jeremy Lin.
It’s a pretty simple question … but we need your help! Who is Houston's 2012 MVP?
Well, there are plenty of athletes to choose from. We'll give you a few options (in alphabetical order) and you tell us who it is. The results will be announced live on CSNHouston on New Year's Eve at 10 p.m.
Jose Altuve: Altuve was the bright spot in a really long season for the Astros in 2012. He was the only All Star from the Astros. The 5-foot-5 second baseman hit .290 with 167 hits, 34 doubles and 37 RBIs in his second season in the bigs. He had a fielding percentage of .984 and committed just 11 errors.
Brad Davis: Davis led the Dynamo to their second straight MLS Cup. Unfortunately, the Dynamo fell short in both of them. After an injury forced him to miss last season's MLS Cup, Davis had surgery and returned to lead the Dynamo from the midfield in 2012. He was second on the team in goals with eight and was first on the team in assists with 12.
Arian Foster: Arian Foster: After rushing for over 1,200 yards last season, the All Pro running back has already done it again this year. He has scored double-digit touchdowns in each of his past three seasons and has proven himself to be among the elite running backs in football. The Texans were knocked out of the playoffs last season but Foster ran for over 100 yards in each game and scored three combined touchdowns.
James Harden: The Rockets were getting ready for their season without a true scorer, until they made a blockbuster trade to bring in the Olympic gold medalist and reigning sixth man of the year. Harden wasn't a starter in Oklahoma City but in his short time with the Rockets has already proven to be worthy of star status.
Andre Johnson: After a down year in 2011, in which he played in seven games, Johnson returned strong in 2012. He was the AFC Player of the Month for November. He caught 35 passes for 614 yards in four games in the month.
Jeremy Lin: His face is on ads, billboards, pretty much everywhere. His impact was felt before he even stepped onto the court at the Toyota Center. Sure, Linsanity died down some from when Lin's season with the Knicks ended early and when he arrived in Houston, but it's still a big deal. Lin made the Rockets better and stole headlines.
Johnny Manziel: The youngest member of our list, the 20-year-old Manziel and the Johnny Football craze have taken over the college football world. Manziel led his Aggies to a huge win over then-No. 1 Alabama. Oh, yeah, he also became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. And he did all of it without legally being able to order a drink.
J.J. Watt: Watt is near the top of the league in sacks and has taken the country by storm with his swatting of passes. In his second NFL season, the mammoth defensive end isn't just the best player on the Texans' defense, he might be the best defensive player in football.