History/Awards

Past AFC Defensive Honorees

1969 Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs
1970 Mike Curtis Baltimore Colts
1971 Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs
1972 Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers
1973 Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins
1974 Joe Greene Pittsburgh Steelers
1975 Mel Blount Pittsburgh Steelers
1976 Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers
1977 Lyle Alzado Denver Broncos
1978 Randy Gradishar Denver Broncos
1979 Mike Reinfeldt Houston Oilers
1980 Lester Hayes Oakland Raiders
1981 Joe Klecko New York Jets
1983 Doug Betters Miami Dolphins
1984 Kenny Easley Seattle Seahawks
1985 Andre Tippett New England Patriots
1986 Deron Cherry Kansas City Chiefs
1987 Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills
1988 Cornelius Bennett Buffalo Bills
1989 Michael Dean Perry Cleveland Browns
1990 Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills
1991 Derrick Thomas Kansas City Chiefs
1992 Cortez Kennedy Seattle Seahawks
1993 Rod Woodson Pittsburgh Steelers
1994 Greg Lloyd Pittsburgh Steelers
1995 Bryce Paup Buffalo Bills
1996 Bruce Smith Buffalo Bills
1997 Carnell Lake Pittsburgh Steelers
1998 Junior Seau San Diego Chargers
1999 Jevon Kearse Tennessee Titans
2000 Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
2001 Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
2002 Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins
2003 Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
2004 Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens
2005 Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts
2006 Jason Taylor Miami Dolphins
2007 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Colts
2008 James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
2009 Darrelle Revis New York Jets
2010 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers
2011 Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens
2012 J.J. Watt Houston Texans
2013 Robert Mathis Indianapolis Colts
2014 J.J. Watt Houston Texans
2015 J.J. Watt Houston Texans
2016 Khalil Mack Oakland Raiders