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Four Chiefs Named to AP All-Pro First Team, Including One Unanimous Choice

Posted Jan 6, 2017

The Associated Press put out their All-Pro teams on Friday

The Kansas City Chiefs had four players named to the 2016 AP All-Pro Team, as announced on Friday afternoon.

The Chiefs’ four All-Pro members were second only to the Dallas Cowboys, who had five players honored.

For the third time in his career, safety Eric Berry was named a first-team All-Pro after another phenomenal regular season campaign. Berry was one of just seven repeats from last year’s All-Pro team.

Berry finished the regular season with 77 tackles, four interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdown), nine passes defensed and a forced fumble. He also had the NFL’s first ever pick-two in the game against the Falcons in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Joining Berry as first-team All-Pros are tight end Travis Kelce, cornerback Marcus Peters and rookie Tyreek Hill (punt returner), who was one of just two unanimous choices this year.

Kelce led all NFL tight ends with 85 receptions for 1,125 yards and four touchdowns this year.

Despite being targeted almost half as much as last year (87 to 151), Peters was still able to nab six interceptions for the Chiefs defense, which led the league with 31 takeaways.

Over the past two years, Peters leads the league with 14 interceptions.

Finally, Hill was one of just three rookies to earn first-team All-Pro honors, which makes it the first time since 1981 that they’ve had that many first-year players honored. He finished the season with 12 total touchdowns (six receiving, three rushing, three returns), which ties him for most in franchise history by a rookie (Abner Haynes, 1960).

Hill returned 39 punts for a total of 592 yards (15.2 yards per return) with two touchdowns, including a franchise-best 95-yarder last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Hill joins Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the only unanimous choices.

Right tackle Mitch Schwartz, who was one of the prized free agents signed by the Chiefs last offseason, was named a second-team All-Pro.

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