San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman has only played four seasons in the NFL. He’s been an All-Pro for three of them now as he was named Friday to The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.
Bowman, a third-round draft pick out of Penn State in 2010, had 143 tackles, two interceptions (including a pick-six against the Falcons in the final game at Candlestick Park), nine passes defended, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five sacks.
He was also a first-team All-Pro selection in 2011 and 2012 and is considered one of the most complete inside linebackers in the game because of his versatility and his ability to defend the run and pass equally well.
He set new career highs this season in sacks, interceptions, passes defended and forced fumbles.
Bowman was the only Bay Area player to be named to the first-team.
The first-team selections on offense included:
- QB Peyton Manning, Denver
- RB LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
- RB Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
- FB Mike Tolbert, Carolina
- TE Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
- WR Calvin Johnson, Detroit
- WR Josh Gordon, Cleveland
- T Joe Thomas, Cleveland
- T Jason Peters, Philadelphia
- G Louis Vasquez, Denver
- G Evan Mathis, Philadelphia
- C Ryan Kalil, Carolina
- K Justin Tucker, Baltimore
- KR Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota
The first-team defensive picks were:
- DE J.J. Watt, Houston
- DE Robert Quinn, St. Louis
- DT Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
- DT Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
- OLB Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
- OLB Lavonte David, Tampa Bay
- ILB Luke Kuechly, Carolina
- ILB NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco
- CB Richard Sherman, Seattle
- CB Patrick Peterson, Arizona
- S Earl Thomas, Seattle
- S Eric Berry, Kansas City
- P Johnny Hekker, St. Louis
Second-team selections (alphabetically) included: OLB Ahmad Brooks (San Francisco), WR Anthony Brown (Pittsburgh), ILB Vontaze Burfict (Cincinnati), S Jairus Byrd (Buffalo), DT Jurrell Casey (Tennessee), S Kam Chancellor (Seattle), ILB Karlos Dansby (Arizona), TE Vernon Davis (San Francisco), G Jahri Evans (New Orleans), P Brandon Fields (Miami), WR A.J. Green (Cincinnati), CB Joe Haden (Cleveland), OLB Tamba Hali (Kansas City), DE Greg Hardy (Carolina), RB Eddie Lacy (Green Bay), C Alex Mack (Cleveland), G Logan Mankins (New England), KR Dexter McCluster (Kansas City), S Devin McCourty (New England), RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota), DT Dontari Poe (Kansas City), K Matt Prater (Denver), FB Marcel Reece (Oakland), S Antrel Rolle (N. Y. Giants), G Josh Sitton (Green Bay), DT Justin Smith (San Francisco), T Tyron Smith (Dallas), T Joe Staley (San Francisco), CB Aqib Talib (New England), WR Demaryius Thomas (Denver), CB Alterraun Verner (Tennessee), S T.J. Ward (Cleveland), S Eric Weddle (San Diego), DT Muhammad Wilkerson (N.Y. Jets), DE Mario Williams (Buffalo).