Defensive Player of the Year Winners

*Won MVP the same year

2016
Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack

2015
Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt

2014
Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt

2013
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly

2012
Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt

2011
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs

2010
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu

2009
Packers cornerback Charles Woodson

2008
Steelers linebacker James Harrison

2007
Colts safety Bob Sanders

2006
Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor

2005
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher

2004
Ravens linebacker Ed Reed

2003
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

2002
Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks

2001
Giants defensive end Michael Strahan

2000
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis

1999
Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp

1998
Packers defensive end Reggie White

1997
49ers defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield

1996
Bills defensive end Bruce Smith

1995
Bills linebacker Bryce Paup

1994
49ers cornerback Deion Sanders

1993
Steelers safety Rod Woodson

1992
Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy

1991
Saints linebacker Pat Swilling

1990
Bills defensive end Bruce Smith

1989
Vikings defensive tackle Keith Millard

1988
Bears linebacker Mike Singletary

1987
Eagles defensive end Reggie White

1986
Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor*

1985
Bears linebacker Mike Singletary

1984
Seahawks safety Kenny Easley

1983
Dolphins defensive end Doug Betters

1982
Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor

1981
Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor

1980
Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes

1979
Buccaneers defensive end Lee Roy Selmon

1978
Broncos linebacker Randy Gradishar

1977
Cowboys defensive end Harvey Martin

1976
Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert

1975
Steelers cornerback Mel Blount

1974
Steelers defensive tackle Joe Greene

1973
Dolphins safety Dick Anderson

1972
Steelers defensive tackle Joe Greene

1971
Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page*

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