Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders made history this week by receiving All-Pro honors at two separate positions in the same year.
Here is the 2015 All-Pro team:
QB: Cam Newton, Panthers
RB: Adrian Peterson, Vikings; Doug Martin, Buccaneers
FB: Mike Tolbert, Panthers
WR: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Julio Jones, Falcons
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
T: Andrew Whitworth, Bengals; Joe Thomas, Browns
G: David DeCastro, Steelers; Marshal Yanda, Ravens
C: Ryan Kalil, Panthers
DE: J.J. Watt, Texans; Khalil Mack, Raiders
DT: Aaron Donald, Rams; Geno Atkins, Bengals
LB: Thomas Davis, Panthers; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Khalil Mack, Raiders; Von Miller, Broncos; Navorro Bowman, 49ers
CB: Josh Norman, Panthers; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
S: Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals; Eric Berry, Chiefs
K: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
P: Johnny Hekker, Rams
KR: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
In just his second season in the NFL, Mack accumulated 77 tackles along with 15.0 sacks, while proving to the world that the Oakland Raiders will be a force to reckon with in the coming seasons.
Barry Wilner of the AP was the first to report Mack’s record breaking achievement. Mack had this to say about being selected at two seperate positions for the All-Pro team.
“I do whatever I can to help the team win. I’m a team guy. Whether it’s dropping in coverage or rushing the passer. I can do either. I think they (the voters) saw that.”
Khalil Mack is here to stay and has proven the skeptics wrong. Athletes from small schools, such as Buffalo where Mack played throughout college, have the ability to perform at the highest level possible if they possess the fortitude to compete.
While this article is meant for Mack, we must take the time to congratulate Eric Berry. Berry, who recently won his battle with cancer, will join Mack and the other All-Pro team members in his first season back. You’re the epitome of a role model Mr. Berry, and we wish you the best of luck going forward.