The Ravens defensive tackle was voted as the ninth-best player in the
Curious about how the voting works? Last June, Yahoo's Doug Farrar looked into the voting process for 2011.
Ngata was one of four Ravens defenders to go in the top 20 this year, ahead of outside linebacker
Suggs was named the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year at season’s end, but Ngata was the team's most dominant defensive player in the first month of the season. As the Ravens got off to a 3-1 start, Ngata forced two fumbles -- including the one that
Ngata didn't make as many game-changing plays throughout the rest of the season, but he finished with a career-high 64 tackles and totaled five sacks. He was selected to a third Pro Bowl.