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College Football: MAC Defensive Player of the Year Award Winners

Below is a list of past winners of the MAC Defensive Player of the Year Award.

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YearPlayer, School
2021Ali Fayad, Western Michigan
2020(tie) Brandon Martin, Ball State and Troy Hairston, Central Michigan
2019Treshaun Hayward, Western Michigan
2018Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois
2017Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois
2016Tarell Basham, Ohio
2015Jatavis Brown, Akron
2014Quinten Rollins, Miami (OH)
2013Khalil Mack, Buffalo
2012Chris Jones, Bowling Green
2011Drew Nowak, Western Michigan
2010Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
2009Adrian Robinson, Temple
2008Larry English, Northern Illinois
2007Clayton Mullins, Miami (OH)
2006Ameer Ismail, Western Michigan
2005Dan Bazuin, Central Michigan
2004Jonathan Goddard, Marshall
2003Jason Babin, Western Michigan
2002Jason Babin, Western Michigan
2001Max Yates, Marshall
2000Dwight Smith, Akron
1999Dustin Cohen, Miami (OH)
1998JoJuan Armour, Miami (OH)
1997JoJuan Armour, Miami (OH)
1996Brad Maynard, Ball State
1995Johnnie Williams, Miami (OH)
1994Vince Palko, Bowling Green
1993Vince Palko, Bowling Green
1992Curt McMillan, Miami (OH)
1991Curt McMillan, Miami (OH)
1990Sean Mulhearn, Western Michigan
1989Greg Garnica, Ball State
1988Greg Garnica, Ball State
1987Greg Garnica, Ball State
1986Mark Garalczyk, Western Michigan
1985John Offerdahl, Western Michigan
1984Mark Brandon, Toledo
1983Brian Pillman, Miami (OH)
1982Ray Bentley, Central Michigan
1981John Zupancic, Miami (OH)
1980Kent McCormick, Miami (OH)
1979Frank Lewandowski, Northern Illinois
1978Ken Kremer, Ball State
1977Jack Glowik, Miami (OH)
1976Aaron Bivins, Toledo
1975Shafer Suggs, Ball State
1974Brad Cousino, Miami (OH)
1973Brad Cousino, Miami (OH)
1972Jack Lambert, Kent State
1971Mel Long, Toledo
1970Dick Adams, Miami (OH)
1969Joe Green, Bowling Green
1968Bob Babich, Miami (OH)
1967Tom Beutler, Toledo
1966Bob Rowe, Western Michigan
1965Bob Rowe, Western Michigan

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