Three 49ers named to All-Pro team, one first-time selection


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The NFL announced the 2019 All-Pro teams on Friday morning, with three members of the 49ers making the cut and four others receiving votes.

Tight end George Kittle was the lone first-team selection, making him the first 49ers player to make the first team since NaVorro Bowman in 2015. This is Kittle’s first first-team selection, after making the second-team his rookie year.

Defensive lineman DeForest Buckner and cornerback Richard Sherman were the team’s representatives on the second-team. This is Sherman’s fifth selection to the All-Pro team, and his second time making the second team. This is Buckner’s first selection. Interestingly, Buckner was not voted as a Pro Bowler despite making the team last year.

Other 49ers players receiving votes were Nick Bosa (2), Fred Warner (6), K’Waun Williams (2), Raheem Mostert (1).

Kittle caught 85 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns this season, averaging 75.2 per contest. Sherman was ranked as the highest graded cornerback in the league according to Pro Football Focus, and allowed a 46.8 passer rating when targeted this season. Buckner finished the season with 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and was ranked as the league’s 15th best defensive lineman by PFF.

 

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