AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners

Table
Year Lg Pos Player Tm
2020NFLChase Young Washington Football Team
2019NFLEDGENick BosaSan Francisco 49ers
2018NFLLBDarius LeonardIndianapolis Colts
2017NFLCBMarshon Lattimore New Orleans Saints
2016NFLDEJoey BosaSan Diego Chargers
2015NFLCBMarcus Peters Kansas City Chiefs
2014NFLDTAaron DonaldSt. Louis Rams
2013NFLDTSheldon Richardson New York Jets
2012NFLILBLuke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
2011NFLOLBVon MillerDenver Broncos
2010NFLLDTNdamukong SuhDetroit Lions
2009NFLLLBBrian CushingHouston Texans
2008NFLLILBJerod Mayo New England Patriots
2007NFLRILBPatrick WillisSan Francisco 49ers
2006NFLMLBDeMeco RyansHouston Texans
2005NFLLBShawne MerrimanSan Diego Chargers
2004NFLMLBJonathan VilmaNew York Jets
2003NFLLOLBTerrell SuggsBaltimore Ravens
2002NFLLDEJulius PeppersCarolina Panthers
2001NFLRILBKendrell BellPittsburgh Steelers
2000NFLMLBBrian UrlacherChicago Bears
1999NFLLDEJevon KearseTennessee Titans
1998NFLLCBCharles Woodson Oakland Raiders
1997NFLLLBPeter BoulwareBaltimore Ravens
1996NFLRDESimeon RiceArizona Cardinals
1995NFLRDEHugh DouglasNew York Jets
1994NFLLDTTim BowensMiami Dolphins
1993NFLRDTDana StubblefieldSan Francisco 49ers
1992NFLLCBDale Carter Kansas City Chiefs
1991NFLLOLBMike CroelDenver Broncos
1990NFLFSMark CarrierChicago Bears
1989NFLROLBDerrick ThomasKansas City Chiefs
1988NFLFSErik McMillanNew York Jets
1987NFLLILBShane ConlanBuffalo Bills
1986NFLRDELeslie O'NealSan Diego Chargers
1985NFLROLBDuane BickettIndianapolis Colts
1984NFLNTBill MaasKansas City Chiefs
1983NFLROLBVernon MaxwellBaltimore Colts
1982NFLLOLBChip BanksCleveland Browns
1981NFLROLBLawrence TaylorNew York Giants
1980NFLLOLBAl Richardson Atlanta Falcons
1980NFLRILBBuddy CurryAtlanta Falcons
1979NFLLILBJim HaslettBuffalo Bills
1978NFLRDEAl BakerDetroit Lions
1977NFLLILBA.J. DuheMiami Dolphins
1976NFLRCBMike HaynesNew England Patriots
1975NFLROLBRobert Brazile Houston Oilers
1974NFLMLBJack LambertPittsburgh Steelers
1973NFLRDTWally ChambersChicago Bears
1972NFLLCBWillie BuchanonGreen Bay Packers
1971NFLRLBIsiah RobertsonLos Angeles Rams
1970NFLRCBBruce TaylorSan Francisco 49ers
1969NFLLDTJoe GreenePittsburgh Steelers
1968NFLLDEClaude HumphreyAtlanta Falcons
1967NFLLCBLem BarneyDetroit Lions