Brian Cushing wins defensive rookie of the year

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Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing took home his first piece of serious NFL hardware today, as he was awarded with the defensive rookie of the year award. He received 39 of 50 possible votes, well ahead of Jairus Byrd, who finished second in the voting.

Cushing finished the year with 134 total tackles, along with 2 forced fumbles and 4 interceptions.
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