As of the 2008 season, that was Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page in 1971.
Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants won the award in 1986. Only defensive players to have won it.
There are only two defensive players who have won the NFL MVP. They are Alan Page and Lawrence Taylor, winning it in 1971 and 1986 respectively.
LB Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants in 1986.
As far as the Super Bowl goes, that would be safety Jake Scott who was named MVP of Super Bowl VII. As far as the NFL goes, no defensive back has been named MVP.
Northern Iowa is one. Bryce Paup-Defensive and Kurt Warner-Offensive. Michigan is the other: Charles Woodson - Defensive and Tom Brady - Offensive.
1971, Alan Page, DT, Minnesota Vikings and 1986, Lawrence Taylor, LB, New York Giants.
== == Mark Moseley of the Redskins is the only place kicker to win the NFL MVP award. The year was 1982.
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2010 is Troy Polamalu.
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