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Annual NFL Awards

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year

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The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award is presented annually by The Associated Press!

1967 - Lem Barney, CB Detroit
1968 - Claude Humphrey, DE Atlanta
1969 - Joe Greene, DT Pittsburgh
1970 - Bruce Taylor, CB San Francisco
1971 - Isiah Robertson, LB LA Rams
1972 - Willie Buchanon, CB Green Bay
1973 - Wally Chambers, DT Chicago
1974 - Jack Lambert, LB Pittsburgh
1975 - Robert Brazile, LB Houston
1976 - Mike Haynes, CB New England
1977 - A.J. Duhe, DE Miami
1978 - Al Baker, DE Detroit
1979 - Jim Haslett, LB Buffalo
1980 - Buddy Curry, LB Atlanta & Al Richardson, LB Atlanta
1981 - Lawrence Taylor, LB NY Giants
1982 - Chip Banks, LB Cleveland
1983 - Vernon Maxwell, LB Baltimore
1984 - Bill Maas, DT Kansas City
1985 - Duane Bickett, LB Indianapolis
1986 - Leslie O'Neal, DE San Diego
1987 - Shane Conlan, LB Buffalo
1988 - Erik McMillan, S NY Jets
1989 - Derrick Thomas, LB Kansas City
1990 - Mark Carrier, S Chicago
1991 - Mike Croel, LB Denver
1992 - Dale Carter, CB Kansas City
1993 - Dana Stubblefield, DT San Francisco
1994 - Tim Bowens, DT Miami
1995 - Hugh Douglas, DE New York Jets
1996 - Simeon Rice, DE Arizona
1997 - Peter Boulware, LB Baltimore
1998 - Charles Woodson, CB Oakland
1999 - Jevon Kearse, DE Tennessee
2000 - Brian Urlacher, LB Chicago
2001 - Kendrell Bell, LB Pittsburgh
2002 - Julius Peppers, DE Carolina
2003 - Terrell Suggs, LB Baltimore
2004 - Jonathan Vilma, LB NY Jets
2005 - Shawne Merriman, LB San Diego
2006 - DeMeco Ryans, LB Houston
2007 - Patrick Willis, LB San Francisco
2008 - Jerod Mayo, LB New England
2009 - Brian Cushing, LB Houston
2010 - Ndamukong Suh, DT Detroit
2011 - Von Miller, LB Denver

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