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AP Defensive Player of the Year winners

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AP Defensive Player of the Year

Year Lg Player Tm
2013 NFL Luke Kuechly Carolina Panthers
2012 NFL J.J. Watt Houston Texans
2011 NFL Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens
2010 NFL Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 NFL Charles Woodson Green Bay Packers
2008 NFL James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
2007 NFL Bob Sanders Indianapolis Colts
2006 NFL Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins
2005 NFL Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears
2004 NFL Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens
2003 NFL Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
2002 NFL Derrick Brooks Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2001 NFL Michael Strahan New York Giants
2000 NFL Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
1999 NFL Warren Sapp Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1998 NFL Reggie White Green Bay Packers
1997 NFL Dana Stubblefield San Francisco 49ers
1996 NFL Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills
1995 NFL Bryce Paup Buffalo Bills
1994 NFL Deion Sanders San Francisco 49ers
1993 NFL Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers
1992 NFL Cortez Kennedy Seattle Seahawks
1991 NFL Pat Swilling New Orleans Saints
1990 NFL Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills
1989 NFL Keith Millard Minnesota Vikings
1988 NFL Mike Singletary Chicago Bears
1987 NFL Reggie White Philadelphia Eagles
1986 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1985 NFL Mike Singletary Chicago Bears
1984 NFL Kenny Easley Seattle Seahawks
1983 NFL Doug Betters Miami Dolphins
1982 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1981 NFL Lawrence Taylor New York Giants
1980 NFL Lester Hayes Oakland Raiders
1979 NFL Lee Roy Selmon Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1978 NFL Randy Gradishar Denver Broncos
1977 NFL Harvey Martin Dallas Cowboys
1976 NFL Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 NFL Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 NFL Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 NFL Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins
1972 NFL Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 NFL Alan Page Minnesota Vikings