Polamalu Wins Defensive POY

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In a battle of former Trojans, Troy Polamalu bested Clay Matthews to win the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

polamalu_dpoy.jpgPolamalu picked up 17 votes to Matthews 15.

He is the first former USC player to win the AP's award since its inception in 1971.

Polamalu finished tied for second in the NFL this season with seven interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

In the last two regular seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 15-4 when Polamalu plays and 6-7 when he sits out with an injury.

Polamalu won the award.  Now, they battle for the trophy!

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