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Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan Named To All-NFC Team By PFWA

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The Redskins had two players named to the 2016 All-NFC Team by the Pro Football Writers of America, as Trent Williams -- for the second time -- and Ryan Kerrigan were selected.

Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan have been named to the All-NFC Team by the Pro Football Writers of America.

This is Williams' second consecutive selection to the All-NFC Team while Kerrigan was named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2011.

Both players along with guard Brandon Scherff and tight end Jordan Reed were also named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, which will take place next week in Orlando, Fla.

Williams – a seven-year veteran out of Oklahoma – started all 12 of his appearances for the Redskins this season and was once again a captain.

The five-time Pro Bowler was also Pro Football Focus' top rated left tackle during the 2016 season.

He's also only the third Redskins player since 1970 to reach five consecutive Pro Bowls, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Ken Houston (seven straight from 1973-79) and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Chris Hanburger (five straight from 1972-76).

Kerrigan, meanwhile, once again led the Redskins in sacks, as the Purdue product finished the season with 11 sacks along with two fumbles forced.

From Weeks 5-8, Kerrigan registered at least one sack in all four games and collected a pair off Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz in Washington's Week 6 victory over its division rival.

In the Redskins' Week 14 victory over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, Kerrigan sealed the game with a strip sack of Wentz with Philadelphia driving into Washington territory for a potential game-winning score.

"Had him pretty squared up at the point, and I'm just saying [to myself], 'Hold on to the ball, hold on to the ball,'" Kerrigan said of the play. "Fortunately was able to get it out, and ultimately get it back. We've forced a lot of fumbles this year as a team, but we haven't recovered a lot of them. That was equally as big, the recovery."

Kerrigan became the first member of the Redskins to start all 16 games in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978 with a start in the regular season finale against the New York Giants.

The 2011 first-round pick ranks third in franchise history in sacks (58.5) trailing only Charles Mann (82) and Dexter Manley (91) since sacks became an official stat in 1982.

Below is the complete list for the All-NFL Team along with the All-AFC Team and the All-NFC Team:


2016 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense

QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers#; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons*

TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders

T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys#; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns&

Defense

DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders*

DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*; Damon Harrison, New York Giants

OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Von Miller, Denver Broncos#

MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs*; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams

PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams*

KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings*

PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

 * - repeat selection from 2015

- consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

2016 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense

QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots#

RB – Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers&; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C – Rodney Hudson, Oakland Raiders*

G – Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens#

T – Donald Penn, Oakland Raiders; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns&

Defense

DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders*

DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins

OLB – Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills; Von Miller, Denver Broncos&

MLB – Dont'a Hightower, New England Patriots

CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs*; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs*; Devin McCourty, New England Patriots

Special Teams

PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P – Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts

KR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots@

    • repeat selection from 2014

- consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

@ - consecutive selections from 2011-16

2016 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense

QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers#

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys#

T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys#; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins*

Defense

DE – Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks; Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles

DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*; Damon Harrison, New York Giants

OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

CB – Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals*

S – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams

PK – Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons

P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams&

KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings*

PR – Marcus Sherels, Minnesota Vikings

ST – Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

    • repeat selection from 2015

- consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

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