Rams DT Aaron Donald is top defensive rookie

In this Oct. 26, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) fumbles the ball while being tackled by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) during an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Donald has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)
In this Oct. 26, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) fumbles the ball while being tackled by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) during an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Donald has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — St. Louis Rams tackle Aaron Donald has won The Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year award for 2014.
The Penn Hills native, a first-round draft pick (13th overall) out of Pitt, Donald drew 25 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. That was seven more than Baltimore linebacker C.J. Mosley.
Oakland LB Khalil Mack got six votes, and San Francisco LB Chris Borland received one.
In this July 21, 2013 file photo, Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day in Greensboro, N.C. Donald's dominant season earned the Pittsburgh defensive lineman four major college football awards and a spot as a first-team All-American. There's still one more thing on his checklist: helping the Panthers win next week's Little Ceasar's Bowl. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
In this July 21, 2013 file photo, Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day in Greensboro, N.C. Donald’s dominant season earned the Pittsburgh defensive lineman four major college football awards and a spot as a first-team All-American. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

A force against the run and the pass, Donald had 37 tackles, nine assists, and led all rookies with nine sacks. He was one of three rookies initially selected for the Pro Bowl; Mosley also made it.
Donald is the second Ram to win the award and the first since linebacker Isiah Robertson in 1971, when the team was in Los Angeles.
The award was presented during the “NFL Honors” show Saturday night.
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