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NFLSU: Five Former Tigers Named All-Pros

Mathieu named first team All-Pro, four others made second team

Kansas City Chiefs v Las Vegas Raiders Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Associated Press announced its 2020 NFL All-Pro team Friday and five former Tigers were named, headlined by Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu who was voted to the first team.

In addition to Mathieu, wide receiver Justin Jefferson (Minnesota), linebacker Devin White (Tampa Bay), cornerback Tre’Davious White (Buffalo) and safety Jamal Adams (Seattle) were voted to the second-team.

For Mathieu it’s his third All-Pro selection. He made 61 tackles and was third in the NFL with six interceptions. Mathieu and the Chiefs had the best record in the NFL at 14-2 and are the odds on favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Jefferson, of course, is a rookie and that makes his selection all the more incredible. Jefferson was phenomenal this year; he set the rookie receiving yardage record with 1,400 yards and broke Randy Moss’s record for catches as a rookie with 88. He also proved to be a big play threat, tying Travis Kelce and Calvin Ridley for the league lead in receptions of more than 20 yards.

Jefferson was named a finalist for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. You can vote for Jefferson here, or tweet Justin Jefferson #PepsiROY or @JJettas2 #PepsiROY. Voting runs through January 25.

Adams made his third All-Pro team, and his first as a Seattle Seahawk. Adams set the record for sacks by a defensive back with 9.5 and did it despite missing four games. He’ll play in his first playoff game later this afternoon.

Tre’Davious White was voted an All-Pro for the second time in his career. He led the Bills in interceptions with three and broke up an additional 11 passes. White also recovered a pair of fumbles and picked up 1.5 sacks.

Devin White, like Jefferson, earned his first All-Pro selection after finishing sixth in the NFL with 140 tackles. White also had 9 sacks and 15 tackles for loss.