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Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Winners

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2013 Jason Verrett (tie) Texas Christian 31 Solo, 8 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 2 Int
2013 Jackson Jeffcoat* (tie) Texas 40 Solo, 42 Ast, 13.0 Sk, 1 Int
2012 Arthur Brown* Kansas State 65 Solo, 35 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 2 Int
2011 Frank Alexander* (tie) Oklahoma 35 Solo, 19 Ast, 8.5 Sk, 1 Int
2011 A.J. Klein* (tie) Iowa State 66 Solo, 50 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 1 Int
2010 Prince Amukamara* Nebraska 36 Solo, 23 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 0 Int
2009 Ndamukong Suh* Nebraska 52 Solo, 33 Ast, 12.0 Sk, 1 Int
2008 Brian Orakpo* Texas 32 Solo, 8 Ast, 11.5 Sk, 0 Int
2007 Jordon Dizon* Colorado 114 Solo, 48 Ast, 4.0 Sk, 2 Int
2006 Rufus Alexander* (tie) Oklahoma 75 Solo, 43 Ast, 3.5 Sk, 1 Int
2006 Aaron Ross* (tie) Texas 47 Solo, 10 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 6 Int
2005 Nick Reid* Kansas 62 Solo, 50 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 1 Int
2004 Derrick Johnson* Texas 1 Int, 18 Yds, 0 TD
2003 Teddy Lehman* Oklahoma 1 Int, 0 Yds, 0 TD
2002 Terence Newman* Kansas State 5 Int, 21 Yds, 0 TD
2001 Roy Williams Oklahoma 5 Int, 25 Yds, 0 TD
2000 Casey Hampton Texas
1999 Mark Simoneau Kansas State
1998 Dat Nguyen Texas A&M
1997 Grant Wistrom Nebraska
1996 Grant Wistrom Nebraska