LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who was tied for second in the NFL in sacks as part of the league’s No. 1‐ranked defense, was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
The seventh-year defensive tackle becomes the Pro Football Writers Association’s DPOY for the second time in three seasons (2018 and 2020) and the only DT to win it twice.READ MORE: On First Day Pfizer's Booster Available For Eligible Adults In LA County, Few Have Turned Up For The Shot
Donald started all 16 games and had 45 total tackles (27 solo), 14 tackles for loss, a team‐leading 13.5 sacks for minus‐86 yards, 26 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Tried To Run Over Members Of A Fairfax Synagogue With His Car Wednesday
He had 10 games with at least one‐half sack and eight contests with one sack or more.
Donald’s career‐high four‐sack game for minus‐23 yards in Week 5 at Washington earned him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Venice Family Threatened With Violence By Man Allegedly Living In Encampment Across From Their Home
He was selected to the PFWA’s 2020 All‐NFL and All‐NFC teams.