NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2014-15: Winner, Voting Results and Reaction

February 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

J.J. Watt was not of this world in 2014. The Houston Texans defensive end wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks all year, and his incredible campaign was richly rewarded Saturday night.
To the surprise of no one, Watt won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year:
The Texans saluted their All-Pro:
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the 25-year-old is the first player to completely sweep the vote:
The Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith made note of the superlatives Watt has earned through his career so far:
Watt's numbers from this past season were beyond impressive. He had 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, one interception and two touchdowns, not to mention three touchdown receptions. He almost single-handedly dragged the Texans into the playoffs even after all of their quarterback issues.
Watt is truly a once-in-a-generation player. Every week, he does something special.
This is unlikely to be the last time he's honored for his on-field p...

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