Left tackle Trent Williams and wide receiver Deebo Samuel have made The Associated Press’ All-Pro First Team in recognition of their stellar seasons for the 49ers.
Nick Bosa? Well, he made it back the playoffs, which start Sunday for the No. 6-seed 49ers at the No. 3-seed Dallas Cowboys.
Bosa, despite a career-high 15 1/2 sacks and a NFL-leading 31 tackles for loss, garnered only five votes from the AP’s 50-member voting panel. That left him one vote shy of All-Pro Second Team honors. T.J. Watt (Steelers, 50 votes) and Myles Garrett (Browns, 29) were the First Team defensive ends, while Robert Quinn (Bears, 9) and Maxx Crosby (Raiders, 6) made Second Team.
If anyone can offer Bosa consolation, it’s Williams, who drew All-Pro honors for the first time in his 11 seasons, after making the Pro Bowl his past nine.
Williams, on Thursday, said of the impending All-Pro nod: “It’d definitely feel good, finally. I can’t let it define my career because I’ve never made it. If that’s what I need to define my career, then anything I’ve done up to now is hogwash. If I make it, it’s feel good to get a notch if that happens.”
Samuel, in only his third season, made the All-Pro First Team with 21 votes, joining two wide receivers who were unanimous selections, Davante Adams (Packers) and Cooper Kupp (Rams).
Linebacker Fred Warner, a First Team All-Pro pick last year, was not among the 15 linebackers who received a vote this season.
No one voted, either, for tight end George Kittle, who made First Team All-Pro in 2019 and Second Team in 2018.
All-Pro that the 49ers will face when they visit the Cowboys are linebacker Micah Parsons, guard Zack Martin, cornerback Trevon Diggs and punter Bryan Anger.
Here is the All-Pro voting (*First Team, **Second Team):
*Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 34; **Tom Brady, Tampa Bay, 16.
*Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis, 50. (No second team RB)
*Mark Andrews, Baltimore, 41; **Travis Kelce, Kansas City, 9.
*Davante Adams, Green Bay, 50; *Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams, 50; *Deebo Samuel, San Francisco, 21; **Justin Jefferson, Minnesota, 20; **Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati, 9.
*Trent Williams, San Francisco, 46; **Rashawn Slater, Los Angeles Chargers, 2; Orlando Brown Jr., Kansas City, 1; Tyron Smith, Dallas, 1.
*Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay, 37; **Lane Johnson, Philadelphia, 10; Brian O’Neill, Minnesota, 3.
*Joel Bitonio, Cleveland, 28; **Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis, 13; Joe Thuney, Kansas City, 6; Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay, 2; Rodger Saffold, Tennessee, 1.
*Zack Martin, Dallas, 46; **Wyatt Teller, Cleveland, 2; Shaq Mason, New England, 1; Brandon Scherff, Washington, 1.
*Jason Kelce, Philadelphia, 21; **Corey Linsley, Los Angeles Chargers, 11; Creed Humphrey, Kansas City, 10; Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay, 5; Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis, 3.
*T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh, 50; *Myles Garrett, Cleveland, 29; **Robert Quinn, Chicago, 9; **Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas, 6; Nick Bosa, San Francisco, 5; Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers, 1.
*Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams, 50; *Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh, 19; **Chris Jones, Kansas City, 10; J**effery Simmons, Tennessee, 10; DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis, 5; Kenny Clark, Green Bay, 2; Vita Vea, …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Sports
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