The 2016 NFL All-Pro team was announced on Friday and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was once again a first-team selection.
This makes three consecutive seasons that Brown has been voted a first-team All-Pro. During the 2016 regular season Brown caught 106 passes for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those numbers would have been higher had he played in the regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns.
Brown finished second in the NFL in total receptions this season to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and fifth overall in total receiving yardage.
Brown’s 100-plus reception 2016 season was also a milestone as it was his fourth-straight season with 100 or more and it tied him with former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison as the only two players to accomplish the feat.
The 2016 AP All-Pro Team features three rookies, 17 first-time selections including Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for first-team honors.
Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was beaten out by Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott for first-team honors. Bell, however, was voted second-team flex player, which is a new position this year.
Steelers ALL-Pro votes
WR Antonio Brown 43
FLEX Le’Veon Bell 18
RT Marcus Gilbert 1
RG David DeCastro 5
C Maurkice Pouncey 1
Additionally, Steelers guard David DeCastro was voted second-team right guard.
COMPLETE 2016 AP All-Pro ROSTERS
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback: Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Running Back: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas
Flex: David Johnson, Arizona
Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City
Wide Receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Julio Jones, Atlanta
Left Tackle : Tyron Smith, Dallas
Right Tackle: Jack Conklin, Tennessee
Left Guard: Kelechi Osemele, Oakland
Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas
Center: Travis Frederick, Dallas
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
Edge Rushers: Khalil Mack, Oakland; Vic Beasley Jr., Atlanta
Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles; Damon Harrison, New York Giants
Linebackers: Von Miller, Denver; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Sean Lee, Dallas
Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, Denver; Marcus Peters, Kansas City
Safeties: Landon Collins, New York Giants; Eric Berry, Kansas City
Defensive Back: Chris Harris Jr., Denver
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Punter: Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles
Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota
Punt Returner: Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England
Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England
Running Back: David Johnson, Arizona
Flex: Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh
Tight End: Greg Olsen, Carolina
Wide Receivers: Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Mike Evans, Tampa Bay
Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay
Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City, and Marcus Cannon, New England
Left Guard: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
Right Guard: David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
Center: Alex Mack, Atlanta
Edge Rushers: Jadeveon Clowney, Houston; Cameron Wake, Miami, Olivier Vernon, New York Giants, and Brandon Graham, Philadelphia
Interior Linemen: Ndamukong Suh, Miami; Calais Campbell, Arizona, and Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
Linebackers: Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo; Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, C.J. Mosley, Baltimore, Zach Brown, Buffalo, Zachary Orr, Baltimore, Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles, Dont’a Hightower, New England, Whitney Mercilus, Houston, and Bernardick McKinney, Houston
Cornerbacks:Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Casey Hayward, San Diego, and Malcolm Butler, New England
Safeties: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay; Devin McCourty, New England.
Defensive Back: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, New York Giants
Punter: Marquette King, Oakland
Kick Returner: Tyler Lockett, Seattle
Punt Returner: None.
Special Teamer: Nate Ebner, New England