NaVorro Bowman A First-Team All-Pro Pick For 3rd Straight Year


Dec 23, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) prevents the pass intended for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (83) caught by San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) for an interception touchdown during the fourth quarter of the final regular season game at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Earning second-team honors were fullback Marcel Reece of the Raiders along with tight end Vernon Davis, tackle Joe Staley, defensive tackle Justin Smith and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

The first-team selections on offense included:

The first-team defensive picks were:

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).