SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The San Francisco 49ers had the most players – six in all – named to the Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.
The six 49ers selected were linebacker Patrick Willis – who made it for the fifth time in his six pro seasons, fellow LBs NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith, guard Mike Iupati, safety Dashon Goldson and punter Andy Lee.
“As an organization, we take great pride in the success and recognition of our players,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “This type of acknowledgement only comes from hard work and a team-first mentality, which all six of these men exhibit on a daily basis. They play the game the way it was meant to be played, and are very deserving of this honor.”
Ironically, the 49ers NFC divisional playoff foe for Saturday evening, the Green Bay Packers, had zero players selected.
The Seattle Seahawks, playing on Sunday in the other NFC divisional playoff game, had the second-largest number of all-pros with four: RB Marshawn Lynch, center Max Unger, cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas. All were selected for the first time.
The AP All-Pro team was selected by all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members who cover the National Football League.
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