College Football Awards: Big Ten Defensive Player of Year Award Winners


Below is a list of past winners of the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Award.

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YearPlayer, School
2014Joey Bosa, Ohio State
2013Chris Borland, Wisconsin
2012John Simon, Ohio State
2011Devon Still, Penn State
2010Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
2009Greg Jones, Michigan State
2008James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2007James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
2006Lamarr Woodley, Michigan
2005A.J. Hawk, Ohio State
2004Erasmus James, Wisconsin
2003Will Smith, Ohio State
2002Michael Haynes, Penn State
2001Larry Foote, Michigan
2000Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin
1999Courtney Brown, Penn State
1998Tom Burke, Wisconsin
1997Charles Woodson, Michigan
1996Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
1995Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
1994Dana Howard, Illinois
1993(tie) Dan Wilkinson, Ohio State and Dana Howard, Illinois
1992Jeff Zgonina, Purdue
1991Troy Vincent, Wisconsin
1990Darrick Brownlow, Illinois