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Chuck Bednarik Award Winners

Defensive Player of the Year

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2013 Aaron Donald* Pittsburgh 43 Solo, 16 Ast, 11.0 Sk
2012 Manti Te'o* Notre Dame 55 Solo, 58 Ast, 1.5 Sk, 7 Int
2011 Tyrann Mathieu* Louisiana State 59 Solo, 17 Ast, 1.5 Sk, 2 Int
2010 Patrick Peterson* Louisiana State 29 Solo, 13 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2009 Ndamukong Suh* Nebraska 52 Solo, 33 Ast, 12.0 Sk, 1 Int
2008 Rey Maualuga* Southern California 51 Solo, 28 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 2 Int
2007 Dan Connor* Penn State 69 Solo, 76 Ast, 6.5 Sk, 1 Int
2006 Paul Posluszny* Penn State 69 Solo, 47 Ast, 3.0 Sk, 0 Int
2005 Paul Posluszny* Penn State 64 Solo, 52 Ast, 3.0 Sk, 0 Int
2004 David Pollack* Georgia
2003 Teddy Lehman* Oklahoma 1 Int, 0 Yds, 0 TD
2002 E.J. Henderson* Maryland 2 Int, 20 Yds, 0 TD
2001 Julius Peppers North Carolina 3 Int, 42 Yds, 1 TD
2000 Dan Morgan Miami (FL) 2 Int, 34 Yds, 0 TD
1999 Lavar Arrington Penn State
1998 Dat Nguyen Texas A&M
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan 11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1996 Pat Fitzgerald* Northwestern
1995 Pat Fitzgerald* Northwestern
1994 Warren Sapp Miami (FL)
1993 Rob Waldrop Arizona