Alonso earns Defensive ROY award

Jim Leonhard

Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, according to the Professional Football Writers Association.

Alonso, a 2013 2nd round draft pick, finished third in the NFL this season with 159 total tackles. He is also a finalist for the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Year award, which will be given out February 1st.

The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year honor will also be awarded that day. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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