Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a phenomenal 2015 season that included him setting new career highs in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns and on Friday it was announced that he’s been named an Associated Press All-Pro for a second consecutive year for his play. Guard David DeCastro also earned All-Pro honors Friday for his play in 2015.
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) January 8, 2016
Brown ended the 2015 regular season with 136 receptions for 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns. The former sixth-round draft pick out of Central Michigan also returned a punt for a touchdown this season. Brown was able to compile those stagereing stats even though starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed four games early on in the season with a left MCL injury.
Brown became the first player in NFL history this year with back-to-back seasons of at least 125 catches in 2015 and now also owns the record for most catches in a two-year span, breaking Marvin Harrison’s record of 252 from 2011-12. He was voted to his fourth Pro Bowl last month in addition to being named named the Steelers team MVP.
For DeCastro, who was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Stanford, his All-Pro selection is the first of his career. The Steelers right guard, who like Brown was voted to the Pro Bowl this year, started all 16 games in 2015.
Last year, Brown, running back Le’Veon Bell and center Maurkice Pouncey were all first-team All-Pros.