AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners

Table
Year Lg Pos Player Tm Voting
2020NFLDLChase YoungWashington Football TeamVoting
2019NFLEDGENick BosaSan Francisco 49ersVoting
2018NFLLBDarius LeonardIndianapolis ColtsVoting
2017NFLCBMarshon LattimoreNew Orleans SaintsVoting
2016NFLDEJoey BosaSan Diego ChargersVoting
2015NFLCBMarcus PetersKansas City ChiefsVoting
2014NFLDTAaron DonaldSt. Louis RamsVoting
2013NFLDTSheldon RichardsonNew York JetsVoting
2012NFLILBLuke KuechlyCarolina PanthersVoting
2011NFLOLBVon MillerDenver BroncosVoting
2010NFLLDTNdamukong SuhDetroit LionsVoting
2009NFLLLBBrian CushingHouston TexansVoting
2008NFLLILBJerod MayoNew England PatriotsVoting
2007NFLRILBPatrick WillisSan Francisco 49ersVoting
2006NFLMLBDeMeco Ryans Houston TexansVoting
2005NFLLBShawne MerrimanSan Diego ChargersVoting
2004NFLMLBJonathan VilmaNew York JetsVoting
2003NFLLOLBTerrell SuggsBaltimore RavensVoting
2002NFLLDEJulius PeppersCarolina PanthersVoting
2001NFLRILBKendrell BellPittsburgh SteelersVoting
2000NFLMLBBrian UrlacherChicago BearsVoting
1999NFLLDEJevon KearseTennessee TitansVoting
1998NFLLCBCharles WoodsonOakland RaidersVoting
1997NFLLLBPeter BoulwareBaltimore RavensVoting
1996NFLRDESimeon RiceArizona CardinalsVoting
1995NFLRDEHugh DouglasNew York JetsVoting
1994NFLLDTTim BowensMiami DolphinsVoting
1993NFLRDTDana StubblefieldSan Francisco 49ersVoting
1992NFLLCBDale CarterKansas City ChiefsVoting
1991NFLLOLBMike CroelDenver BroncosVoting
1990NFLFSMark CarrierChicago BearsVoting
1989NFLROLBDerrick ThomasKansas City ChiefsVoting
1988NFLFSErik McMillanNew York JetsVoting
1987NFLLILBShane ConlanBuffalo BillsVoting
1986NFLRDELeslie O'NealSan Diego ChargersVoting
1985NFLROLBDuane BickettIndianapolis ColtsVoting
1984NFLNTBill MaasKansas City ChiefsVoting
1983NFLROLBVernon MaxwellBaltimore ColtsVoting
1982NFLLOLBChip BanksCleveland BrownsVoting
1981NFLROLBLawrence TaylorNew York GiantsVoting
1980NFLLOLBAl RichardsonAtlanta FalconsVoting
1980NFLRILBBuddy CurryAtlanta FalconsVoting
1979NFLLILBJim HaslettBuffalo BillsVoting
1978NFLRDEAl BakerDetroit LionsVoting
1977NFLLILBA.J. DuheMiami DolphinsVoting
1976NFLRCBMike HaynesNew England PatriotsVoting
1975NFLROLBRobert BrazileHouston OilersVoting
1974NFLMLBJack LambertPittsburgh SteelersVoting
1973NFLRDTWally ChambersChicago BearsVoting
1972NFLLCBWillie BuchanonGreen Bay PackersVoting
1971NFLRLBIsiah RobertsonLos Angeles RamsVoting
1970NFLRCBBruce TaylorSan Francisco 49ersVoting
1969NFLLDTJoe GreenePittsburgh SteelersVoting
1968NFLLDEClaude HumphreyAtlanta FalconsVoting
1967NFLLCBLem BarneyDetroit LionsVoting