Jason Kelce named to 6th 1st Team All Pro 3 other

Jason Kelce named to 6th 1st Team All-Pro, 3 other Eagles named to 2nd Team – nbcsportsphiladelphia.com

Jim Otto, Bulldog Turner, Dermonti Dawson and Jim Ringo have company.

These four Hall of Famers are the only centers to be named first-team All-Pro six times in the first 83 years that the Associated Press selected an All-Pro team.

Jason Kelce joined them on Friday, adding to his already crowded Hall of Fame resume as he was named to his sixth All-Pro first team.

Kelce is the third six-time All-Pro in Eagles history, joining all-time players Chuck Bednarik and Reggie White.

AJ Brown, Lane Johnson and Jake Elliott were named to the second team.

Kelce, who was named to his seventh Pro Bowl team, is the 50th player in NFL history to be selected to seven Pro Bowls and six All-Pro teams. Everyone who is eligible is already in the Hall of Fame, with the exception of Jim Tyrer, who was excluded for non-football reasons.

The only other player in NFL history to be named to the AP All-Pro first team six times after turning 30 is Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti from 1957 to 1964. Neither was an All in his 20s -Per.

Kelce is the second 6th round pick who has made six All-Pro first teams. Jack Christiansen, a free safety who played for the Lions in the 1950s, also scored six times.

Kelce was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 and he immediately became a starter, but didn't make his first Pro Bowl until 2014 and his first All-Pro team in 2017.

He is the first player in NFL history to make the All-Pro first teams six times in his first six seasons without ever making it.

At 36 years old, Kelce is the second-oldest 1st-team All-Pro in Eagles history. Another center, Vic Lindskog, was 37 when he made his only All-Pro team in 1951, his final NFL season.

Kelce is only the second center to be named to six All-Pro first teams in the last 50 years. Dawson made six copies from 1993 to 1998.

Kelce started a franchise-record 156 consecutive games since the 2014 season and played 193 games in an Eagles uniform, which is the second-most in franchise history behind Brandon Graham.

Kelce hasn't said whether he wants to play next year. If he does that, he would be the third Eagle to play 14 seasons, joining Bednarik and Graham.

The Eagles have had 19 All-Pro offensive line selections in their history, and 10 — more than half — have been under Jeff Stoutland: Jason Peters and Evan Mathis in 2013, Johnson twice and Kelce six times.

Sixteen of the Eagles' last 17 All-Pro first-teamers have been on offense. The only exception is Fletcher Cox, who made it in 2018.

Kelce was previously named All-Pro in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. The only other active center to make 1st-team All-Pro is the Chargers' Corey Linsley, who made it with the Packers in 2020.

This is the second straight year Brown was selected 2nd team All-Pro. He is the first Eagles wide receiver to make an All-Pro team in consecutive seasons since Harold Carmichael was named to the second team in 1979 and 1980. The first-team receivers were Tyreek Hill and CeeDee Lamb.

This is Johnson's fourth All-Pro selection. He also made the first team in 2017 and 2022 and the second team in 2021. The first team right tackle this year was Penei Sewell from the Lions.

Elliott, who set a franchise record with 93.8 percent of his field goal attempts – including seven of eight from 50 yards and beyond – is a first-time All-Pro. He is the Eagles' first All-Pro kicker since David Akers in 2010. Akers was named 1st-team All-Pro in 2001 and 2nd-team in 2002, 2004, 2009 and 2010. He also made it to the first team with the 49ers in 2011. The first team kicker was Brandon Aubrey.

The All-Pro teams are selected by a panel of 50 media representatives from across the country.

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