The NBA has been awarding a Defensive Player of the Year award since 1983. As of the 2008-09 season, two players have won the award 4 times, Dikembe Mutombo (1995, 1997, 1998, 2001) and Ben Wallace (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006). No other player has won the award more than twice.
Ben Wallace won that award.
There are 8. MVP award. Rookie of the year award. Coach of the year. Defensive player of the year. Sixth man award. Most improved player. Sportsmanship award. J. Walter Kenedy Citizenship award.
NABC Defensive Player of the Year was created in 1987.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2010 is Troy Polamalu.
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1997.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1983.
There are many trophies givin in American football let us go down the list .The lombardi trophy- it is givin to the mvp of the winning team of the super bowl .MVP of the year- givin to the most valuable player of the year .Rookie of the year- givin to the best rookie of the year .Offensive player of the year- givin to the best offensive player of the year .Defensive player of the year- givin to the best defensive player of the year .Offensive rookie of the year- best offensive rookie of the year .Defensive rookie of the year- best defensive player of the year
ben Wallace has 4 deffensive player of the year awards tied with diecieme muttumbo for the most
Giannis Antetokounmpo won both the NBA MVP and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in the 2019-2020 season.
Through the 2008 season, as far as the Associated Press awards go that has happened once. In 2003, the Associated Press awarded their Offensive Player of the Year award to Jamal Lewis and their Defensive Player of the Year award to Ray Lewis, both of the Baltimore Ravens.
I don't believe he was defensive player of the year before, although, he has been elected to the first team defensive players of the year multiple times.
Gatorade Player of the Year awards was created in 1986.