JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - After three appearances on the second team, Fletcher Cox has finally earned first team All-Pro status.
The Yazoo City native and former Mississippi State All-American, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, was named a first team All-Pro Friday by the Associated Press. The All-Pro teams are voted on by 50 nationwide media members.
Cox set a career-high with 10.5 sacks this season, and last month was selected for his fourth straight Pro Bowl.
“It’s definitely an honor and I am thankful,” said Cox, in a statement released by the Philadelphia Eagles. “I’m focused on the playoffs but being named an All-Pro is something that I appreciate and respect.”
Meanwhile, five members of the New Orleans Saints earned All-Pro recognition from the AP. Wide receiver Michael Thomas was named to the first team. He caught 125 passes for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns this season.
Drew Brees was named second team All-Pro at quarterback. He’s joined on the second team by offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, plus defensive end Cameron Jordan.
Former Mississippi State star Chris Jones was also a second team All-Pro selection for the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones finished third in the NFL this season with 15.5 sacks, and set an NFL-record recording a sack in 11-straight games.
The entire Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams can be found here.