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NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year

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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:

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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