In a vote that was no surprise, Charles Woodson was named The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Chuck received 28 of a possible 50 votes from a panel of media members.
It's the first award of its kind for Woodson, who earned his second straight and sixth career Pro Bowl bid this season and was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month in three of the four regular-season months. CW is the first cornerback to win the award since Deion Sanders in 1994. The award was first instituted in 1971.