Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical:

Texans' Watt wins Defensive Player of the Year

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NEW ORLEANS - Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt was named the 2012 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The second-year player led the league with 20.5 sacks despite primarily rushing from the tackle position. Watt also racked up an NFL-record 16 tipped passes.

Watt has 26 sacks, 20 passes defensed and four forced fumbles through his first two seasons.

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