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: Garcetti: 88,000 Vaccines To Be Given Out During The Week At City Sites
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: 'I Was Desperate': Prince Harry And Meghan's Bombshell Interview
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: Woman, Child Found Dead Inside Rancho Cucamonga Home
He was selected to the PFWA’s 2020 All‐NFL and All‐NFC teams.