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AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

YearLgPlayerTm
2013NFLSheldon RichardsonNew York Jets
2012NFLLuke KuechlyCarolina Panthers
2011NFLVon MillerDenver Broncos
2010NFLNdamukong SuhDetroit Lions
2009NFLBrian CushingHouston Texans
2008NFLJerod MayoNew England Patriots
2007NFLPatrick WillisSan Francisco 49ers
2006NFLDeMeco RyansHouston Texans
2005NFLShawne MerrimanSan Diego Chargers
2004NFLJonathan VilmaNew York Jets
2003NFLTerrell SuggsBaltimore Ravens
2002NFLJulius PeppersCarolina Panthers
2001NFLKendrell BellPittsburgh Steelers
2000NFLBrian UrlacherChicago Bears
1999NFLJevon KearseTennessee Titans
1998NFLCharles WoodsonOakland Raiders
1997NFLPeter BoulwareBaltimore Ravens
1996NFLSimeon RiceArizona Cardinals
1995NFLHugh DouglasNew York Jets
1994NFLTim BowensMiami Dolphins
1993NFLDana StubblefieldSan Francisco 49ers
1992NFLDale CarterKansas City Chiefs
1991NFLMike CroelDenver Broncos
1990NFLMark CarrierChicago Bears
1989NFLDerrick ThomasKansas City Chiefs
1988NFLErik McMillanNew York Jets
1987NFLShane ConlanBuffalo Bills
1986NFLLeslie O'NealSan Diego Chargers
1985NFLDuane BickettIndianapolis Colts
1984NFLBill MaasKansas City Chiefs
1983NFLVernon MaxwellBaltimore Colts
1982NFLChip BanksCleveland Browns
1981NFLLawrence TaylorNew York Giants
1980NFLBuddy CurryAtlanta Falcons
1980NFLAl RichardsonAtlanta Falcons
1979NFLJim HaslettBuffalo Bills
1978NFLAl BakerDetroit Lions
1977NFLA.J. DuheMiami Dolphins
1976NFLMike HaynesNew England Patriots
1975NFLRobert BrazileHouston Oilers
1974NFLJack LambertPittsburgh Steelers
1973NFLWally ChambersChicago Bears
1972NFLWillie BuchanonGreen Bay Packers
1971NFLIsiah RobertsonLos Angeles Rams
1970NFLBruce TaylorSan Francisco 49ers
1969NFLJoe GreenePittsburgh Steelers
1968NFLClaude HumphreyAtlanta Falcons
1967NFLLem BarneyDetroit Lions