J.J. Watt has been named the first unanimous AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
Watt collected all 50 votes from the media panel.
"It's special," he said. "It's a testament to my coaches and teammates and everything they did throughout the year. There are so many people who helped make this possible."
Watt had 20½ sacks, 78 tackles -- 29 for losses -- 50 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and 10 blocked passes.