AP Defensive Rookie of the Year

Year Recipient
1967 Detroit Lions Lem Barney
1968 Atlanta Falcons Claude Humphrey
1969 Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Greene
1970 San Francisco 49ers Bruce Taylor
1971 Los Angeles Rams Isiah Robertson
1972 Green Bay Packers Willie Buchanon
1973 Chicago Bears Wally Chambers
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Lambert
1975 Houston Oilers Robert Brazile
1976 New England Patriots Mike Haynes
1977 Miami Dolphins A.J. Duhe
1978 Detroit Lions Al Baker
1979 Buffalo Bills Jim Haslett
1980 Atlanta Falcons Buddy Curry
1980 Atlanta Falcons Al Richardson
1981 New York Giants Lawrence Taylor
1982 Cleveland Browns Chip Banks
1983 Baltimore Colts Vernon Maxwell
1984 Kansas City Chiefs Bill Maas
1985 Indianapolis Colts Duane Bickett
1986 San Diego Chargers Leslie O'Neal
1987 Buffalo Bills Shane Conlan
1988 New York Jets Erik McMillan
1989 Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Thomas
1990 Chicago Bears Mark Carrier
1991 Denver Broncos Mike Croel
1992 Kansas City Chiefs Dale Carter
1993 San Francisco 49ers Dana Stubblefield
1994 Miami Dolphins Tim Bowens
1995 New York Jets Hugh Douglas
1996 Arizona Cardinals Simeon Rice
1997 Baltimore Ravens Peter Boulware
1998 Oakland Raiders Charles Woodson
1999 Tennessee Titans Jevon Kearse
2000 Chicago Bears Brian Urlacher
2001 Pittsburgh Steelers Kendrell Bell
2002 Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers
2003 Baltimore Ravens Terrell Suggs
2004 New York Jets Jonathan Vilma
2005 San Diego Chargers Shawne Merriman
2006 Houston Texans DeMeco Ryans
2007 San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis
2008 New England Patriots Jerod Mayo
2009 Houston Texans Brian Cushing
2010 Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh
2011 Denver Broncos Von Miller
2012 Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly
2013 New York Jets Sheldon Richardson
2014 St. Louis Rams Aaron Donald
2015 Kansas City Chiefs Marcus Peters
2016 San Diego Chargers Joey Bosa
2017 New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore
2018 Indianapolis Colts Darius Leonard
2019 San Francisco 49ers Nick Bosa
2020 Washington Football Team Chase Young