AP Defensive Player of the Year Winners

Table
Year Lg Player Tm
2019NFLStephon GilmoreNew England Patriots
2018NFLAaron DonaldLos Angeles Rams
2017NFLAaron DonaldLos Angeles Rams
2016NFLKhalil MackOakland Raiders
2015NFLJ.J. WattHouston Texans
2014NFLJ.J. WattHouston Texans
2013NFLLuke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
2012NFLJ.J. WattHouston Texans
2011NFLTerrell SuggsBaltimore Ravens
2010NFLTroy PolamaluPittsburgh Steelers
2009NFLCharles Woodson Green Bay Packers
2008NFLJames HarrisonPittsburgh Steelers
2007NFLBob Sanders Indianapolis Colts
2006NFLJason TaylorMiami Dolphins
2005NFLBrian UrlacherChicago Bears
2004NFLEd ReedBaltimore Ravens
2003NFLRay LewisBaltimore Ravens
2002NFLDerrick BrooksTampa Bay Buccaneers
2001NFLMichael StrahanNew York Giants
2000NFLRay LewisBaltimore Ravens
1999NFLWarren SappTampa Bay Buccaneers
1998NFLReggie White Green Bay Packers
1997NFLDana StubblefieldSan Francisco 49ers
1996NFLBruce SmithBuffalo Bills
1995NFLBryce PaupBuffalo Bills
1994NFLDeion Sanders San Francisco 49ers
1993NFLRod WoodsonPittsburgh Steelers
1992NFLCortez Kennedy Seattle Seahawks
1991NFLPat SwillingNew Orleans Saints
1990NFLBruce SmithBuffalo Bills
1989NFLKeith MillardMinnesota Vikings
1988NFLMike Singletary Chicago Bears
1987NFLReggie White Philadelphia Eagles
1986NFLLawrence TaylorNew York Giants
1985NFLMike Singletary Chicago Bears
1984NFLKenny EasleySeattle Seahawks
1983NFLDoug BettersMiami Dolphins
1982NFLLawrence TaylorNew York Giants
1981NFLLawrence TaylorNew York Giants
1980NFLLester HayesOakland Raiders
1979NFLLee Roy SelmonTampa Bay Buccaneers
1978NFLRandy GradisharDenver Broncos
1977NFLHarvey Martin Dallas Cowboys
1976NFLJack LambertPittsburgh Steelers
1975NFLMel BlountPittsburgh Steelers
1974NFLJoe GreenePittsburgh Steelers
1973NFLDick Anderson Miami Dolphins
1972NFLJoe GreenePittsburgh Steelers
1971NFLAlan PageMinnesota Vikings