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Chuck Bednarik Award Winners

Defensive Player of the Year

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2015 Tyler Matakevich Temple 77 Solo, 61 Ast, 4.5 Sk, 5 Int
2014 Scooby Wright* Arizona 100 Solo, 64 Ast, 15.0 Sk, 0 Int
2013 Aaron Donald* Pittsburgh 43 Solo, 16 Ast, 11.0 Sk, 0 Int
2012 Manti Te'o* Notre Dame 7 Int, 35 Yds, 0 TD
2011 Tyrann Mathieu* Louisiana State 2 Int, 16 Yds, 0 TD
2010 Patrick Peterson* Louisiana State 4 Int, 134 Yds, 0 TD
2009 Ndamukong Suh* Nebraska 1 Int, 0 Yds, 0 TD
2008 Rey Maualuga* Southern California 2 Int, 48 Yds, 1 TD
2007 Dan Connor* Penn State 1 Int, 2 Yds, 0 TD
2006 Paul Posluszny* Penn State 69 Solo, 47 Ast, 3.0 Sk
2005 Paul Posluszny* Penn State 64 Solo, 52 Ast, 3.0 Sk
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 1 Int, 27 Yds, 0 TD
1998 Dat Nguyen Texas A&M 2 Int, 28 Yds, 0 TD
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan 11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1996 Pat Fitzgerald* Northwestern 2 Int, 25 Yds, 0 TD
1995 Pat Fitzgerald* Northwestern 1 Int, 7 Yds, 0 TD