Ravens tight-end Mark Andrews, kicker Justin Tucker and punt returning Devin Duvernay were named on Friday by the Associated Press as part of the All-Pro first team.
Andrews, who made his first appearance in the All-Pro that was named a Pro Bowl starter last month, had one of the best pro seasons in franchise history. Despite the Ravens’ instability at the end of the season as quarterback, he finished 107 lanes on 1,361 yards in 17 games, a record for both teams. He has led all NFL titles in catch and target and finished in first place in catch of touchdowns (nine).
Andrews finished the season with five straight games with over 85 receiving yards, the longest such tight streak in league history. According to Pro Football Focus, he also ranked fifth in the NFL for blocking runs in that position.
“If you’re an offensive player and a great player, you’ll make the quarterback’s life better. It doesn’t really matter who it is, ”coach John Harbaugh said last week after local media voted Andrews as the team’s most valuable player. “I just think it’s a big, big achievement for the season that he had. He was great this year and I look forward to continuing his career here in Baltimore. ”
Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history and a seven-time All-Pro, has scored 35 of 37 field field goals this season (94.6% in the NFL), including a league-record 66-yard winning goal against the Detroit Lions … Tucker also went 32 of 32 on extra points. Pro Bowl starter Tucker scored 58 consecutive goals in the fourth quarter and overtime.
With five All-Pro awards in the first team, Tucker now shares the highest number of awards in that position with Hall of Fame kicker Morten Anderson.
“When we go out on the pitch as a group and as a team, we know one thing: we are giving one of the best players on our team the opportunity to hit,” Special Teams Coordinator Chris Horton said last month. “Every time he comes out, this is what will happen. He’s a person like everyone else, but I don’t think there are any signs of relief. Over the years, he has earned the respect of his peers and other coaches. This is exactly what he does. He works very hard to be the best and stay at the top of the league. ”
Duvernay, a wide receiver who did not return punt until his 2020 rookie season, led the NFL in the average number of punt returns (13.9) among all qualified players. He was also named a Pro Bowl starter last month. Duvernay earned the All-Pro vote for hit back, while Nick Moore earned three votes for the long snapper.