Pittsburgh Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu was voted the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press.
Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members, beating Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews by two votes.
Polamalu received 17 of 50 votes. Matthews got 15. Steelers linebacker James Harrison received eight, Bears defensive end Julius Peppers got six, Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher received two, Ravens safety Ed Reed got one, and Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata got one