The NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2010 is Troy Polamalu.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison won the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.
In 2002, Derrick Brooks (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu won the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award.
That was defensive tackle Alan Page of the Minnesota Vikings in 1971.
Bob Sanders of the Colts
NFL Rookie of the Year awards are given to an offensive player and a defensive player. In 1985, WR Eddie Brown of the Cincinnati Bengals was the offensive rookie of the year and LB Duane Bickett of the Indianapolis Colts was the defensive rookie of the year.
1971 Alan Page, Minnesota Vikings Defensive tackle
1972 Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle
2006 Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins, Defensive end
1989 Keith Millard, Minnesota Vikings Defensive tackle
1990 Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills Defensive end
1992 Cortez Kennedy, Seattle Seahawks Defensive tackle
1996 Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills Defensive end
1974 Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle
1983 Doug Betters, Miami Dolphins Defensive end
1987 Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end
1997 Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco 49ers Defensive tackle
1998 Reggie White, Green Bay Packers Defensive end
1999 Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive tackle
2001 Michael Strahan, New York Giants Defensive end
1979 Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive end
Brian Freese Urlacher is an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. Urlacher, an alumnus of the University of New Mexico, is a six-time Pro Bowl player and has established himself as one of the NFL's most productive linebackers. He is regarded as one of the best defensive players in the NFL, winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2000 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2005, becoming only the fifth player in NFL history to win both awards.[
Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers