WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1997.
NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 1983.
NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 2002.
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.
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.
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.
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.