1990 Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills Defensive end
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1997.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1983.
For the 1989-90 season, the winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was Dennis Rodman of the Detroit Pistons.
NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 2002.
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.
He has won the mvp award, the defensive player of the year award, and rookie of the year.
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.
J.J. Watt was the NFL Defensive Player of The Year in 2014. He has won the award two other times, in 2012 and 2015.
1974 Joe Greene, Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive tackle
2006 Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins, Defensive end
1989 Keith Millard, Minnesota Vikings Defensive tackle
1992 Cortez Kennedy, Seattle Seahawks Defensive tackle
1996 Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills Defensive end
1983 Doug Betters, Miami Dolphins Defensive end
1987 Reggie White, Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end
Defensive Player Of The Year
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