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AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

Year Award Recipient
1967 Detroit Lions AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Lem Barney
1968 Atlanta Falcons AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Claude Humphrey
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Joe Greene
1970 San Francisco 49ers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Bruce Taylor
1971 Los Angeles Rams AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Isiah Robertson
1972 Green Bay Packers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Willie Buchanon
1973 Chicago Bears AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Wally Chambers
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Jack Lambert
1975 Houston Oilers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Robert Brazile
1976 New England Patriots AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Mike Haynes
1977 Miami Dolphins AP Defensive Rookie of the Year A.J. Duhe
1978 Detroit Lions AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Al Baker
1979 Buffalo Bills AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Jim Haslett
1980 Atlanta Falcons AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Al Richardson
1980 Atlanta Falcons AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Buddy Curry
1981 New York Giants AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Lawrence Taylor
1982 Cleveland Browns AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Chip Banks
1983 Baltimore Colts AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Vernon Maxwell
1984 Kansas City Chiefs AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Bill Maas
1985 Indianapolis Colts AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Duane Bickett
1986 San Diego Chargers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Leslie O'Neal
1987 Buffalo Bills AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Shane Conlan
1988 New York Jets AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Erik McMillan
1989 Kansas City Chiefs AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Derrick Thomas
1990 Chicago Bears AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Mark Carrier
1991 Denver Broncos AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Mike Croel
1992 Kansas City Chiefs AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Dale Carter
1993 San Francisco 49ers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Dana Stubblefield
1994 Miami Dolphins AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Tim Bowens
1995 New York Jets AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Hugh Douglas
1996 Arizona Cardinals AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Simeon Rice
1997 Baltimore Ravens AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Peter Boulware
1998 Oakland Raiders AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Charles Woodson
1999 Tennessee Titans AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Jevon Kearse
2000 Chicago Bears AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Brian Urlacher
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Kendrell Bell
2002 Carolina Panthers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Julius Peppers
2003 Baltimore Ravens AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Terrell Suggs
2004 New York Jets AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Jonathan Vilma
2005 San Diego Chargers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Shawne Merriman
2006 Houston Texans AP Defensive Rookie of the Year DeMeco Ryans
2007 San Francisco 49ers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Patrick Willis
2008 New England Patriots AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Jerod Mayo
2009 Houston Texans AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Brian Cushing
2010 Detroit Lions AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Ndamukong Suh
2011 Denver Broncos AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Von Miller
2012 Carolina Panthers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Luke Kuechly
2013 New York Jets AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Sheldon Richardson
2014 St. Louis Rams AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Aaron Donald
2015 Kansas City Chiefs AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Marcus Peters
2016 San Diego Chargers AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Joey Bosa