Justin Tucker Makes First-Team All-Pro After Pro Bowl Snub

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While Ravens kicker Justin Tucker wasn’t voted to the Pro Bowl this year (first alternate), he was named a first-team All-Pro.

Three players instrumental in helping the Ravens reach the playoffs have been recognized for being among the best at their position.

Tucker was voted first-team All-Pro, the Associated Press announced Friday, while right guard Marshal Yanda and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley were voted second-[add]team All-Pro. The team is selected by a nationwide panel of 50 media members of The Associated Press.

“We take great pride in that when guys get individual awards like that – it means much,” Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “You feel like it’s a group thing. You just feel like you’re a part of it. Those guys are most deserving, so I say congrats and let’s keep moving.”

This is the third time Tucker has been selected first-team All-Pro, after doing so in 2014 and 2016. Ironically, Tucker was beaten out by New York Jets kicker Jason Myers in Pro Bowl voting.

Tucker enjoyed another stellar year, making 35 of 39 field-goal attempts and scoring a franchise-record 141 points for the third-consecutive year. Two of his missed field goals were blocked, while the other two misses were from 53 yards and 65 yards, respectively.

Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, making 237-of-263 attempts (90.1 percent) over his seven-year career. Since entering the NFL in 2012, Tucker has made more field goals than any other kicker.

With the Ravens headed to the playoffs, Tucker will have an opportunity to add to his flawless postseason record. In six career playoff games, Tucker is 8-for-8 on field-goal attempts and has made 23 straight extra points. During Baltimore’s Super Bowl run following the 2012 season, Tucker made one of the biggest field goals in franchise history, a 47-yarder in the second overtime to beat the Denver Broncos during the divisional playoffs.

This is Yanda’s fourth selection as a second-team All Pro (2011, 2012, 2016, 2018), and he has twice made first-team All-Pro (2014, 2015). Yanda has reestablished himself as one of the NFL’s top offensive linemen after missing almost the entire 2017 season with a fractured ankle.

Yanda spearheaded a Ravens offensive line that blocked for the league’s No. 2-ranked rushing attack, and he played all 16 games this season at age 34. He has spent his entire 12-year career with the Ravens after being a third-round pick from Iowa in 2007.

This is Mosley’s fourth time as a second-team All-Pro (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) and he is a key component of the NFL’s No. 1-ranked defense. Mosley led the Ravens with 105 tackles, the fourth time in five years that he has led the team in that category. He made one of the biggest plays of the regular season, a fourth-quarter interception late in Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns that clinched the AFC North title for the Ravens.

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