Matthews finishes second in DPOY voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 31, 2011 – 7:20 pm

LB Clay Matthews finished a close second to Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year from The Associated Press.

Polamalu won the award with 17 votes from a panel of 50 media members. Matthews was second with 15 votes. The final tally was just announced jointly by the AP and on NFL Network.

Behind them in the voting were Steelers LB James Harrison (8), Bears DE Julius Peppers (6), Bears LB Brian Urlacher (2), Ravens S Ed Reed (1) and Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (1).

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