NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year

Updated: February 1, 2014, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

The National Football League's Defensive Rookie of the Year named by the Associated Press and selected each year by a nationwide panel of sportwriters and broadcasters:

2013 -- Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets, DT

2012 -- Luke Kuechly, Carolina, LB

2011 -- Von Miller, Denver, LB

2010 -- Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, DT

2009 -- Brian Cushing, Houston, LB

2008 -- Jerod Mayo, New England, LB

2007 -- Patrick Willis, San Francisco, LB

2006 -- DeMeco Ryans, Houston, LB

2005 -- Shawne Merriman, San Diego, LB

2004 -- Jonathan Vilma, New York Jets, LB

2003 -- Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, LB

2002 -- Julius Peppers, Carolina, DE

2001 -- Kendrell Bell, Pittsburgh, LB

2000 -- Brian Urlacher, Chicago, LB

1999 -- Jevon Kearse, Tennessee, DE

1998 -- Charles Woodson, Oakland, CB

1997 -- Peter Boulware, Baltimore, LB

1996 -- Simeon Rice, Arizona, DE

1995 -- Hugh Douglas, New York Jets, DE

1994 -- Tim Bowens, Miami, T

1993 -- Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco, T

1992 -- Dale Carter, Kansas City, CB

1991 -- Mike Croel, Denver, LB

1990 -- Mark Carrier, Chicago, S

1989 -- Derrick Thomas, Kansas City, LB

1988 -- Erik McMillan, N.Y. Jets, S

1987 -- Shane Conlan, Buffalo, LB

1986 -- John Offerdahl, Miami, LB

1985 -- Duane Bickett, Indianapolis, LB

1984 -- Bill Maas, Kansas City, NT

1983 -- Vernon Maxwell, Baltimore, LB

1982 -- Chip Banks, Cleveland, LB

1981 -- Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB

1980 -- Buddy Curry, Atlanta, LB, and Al Richardson, Atlanta, LB

1979 -- Jim Haslett, Buffalo, LB

1978 -- Al Baker, Detroit, E

1977 -- A.J. Duhe, Miami, T

1976 -- Mike Haynes, New England, S

1975 -- Robert Brazile, Houston, LB

1974 -- Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh, LB

1973 -- Wally Chambers, Chicago, T

1972 -- Willie Buchanon, Green Bay, CB

1971 -- Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles, LB

1970 -- Bruce Taylor, San Francisco, CB

1969 -- Joe Greene, Pittsburgh, T

1968 -- Claude Humphrey, Atlanta, E

1967 -- Lem Barney, Detroit, CB


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