Panthers LB Luke Kuechly has won the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year award.
- Seahawks S Earl Thomas (7.5) and CB Richard Sherman (4) both received votes for the award as well.
Kuechly is starting to pile up the awards as he also won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award last year. He’s was also voted to the Pro Bowl this year and was a first-team All Pro Team in 2013.
He totaled 156 tackles for the Panthers defense with four interceptions, two sacks and seven passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 8 inside linebacker this season.