Kelce Makes All Pro – Again
Eagles C All Pro For 4th Time
Eagles center Jason Kelce was named a first-team All Pro again by the Associated Press, the fourth time in his 11-year career that he’s earned that distinction.
Kelce, who also made the Pro Bowl for the fifth time and for the third straight season, started all 17 games in 2021 and has started every game for the Eagles since the start of the 2015 season.
He’s the anchor of an Eagles offensive line that helped pave the way for the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense and a leader on an Eagles team that underwent major change in the offseason after a four-win 2020 but won nine games this year to claim the seventh seed in the NFC playoffs.
The Eagles will play the No. 2-seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a Wild Card game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson made second-team All Pro. Johnson, who missed three games earlier this year because of anxiety and depression, made first team All Pro in 2017.
Kelce, 34, restructured his deal in the offseason to return to the Eagles, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2011 and started him as a rookie.
Kelce is just one of four NFL centers to make four All Pro teams since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, joining former Steelers centers Dermontti Dawson (six) and Mike Webster (five) and former Dolphins center Dwight Stephenson (four). Only six other Eagles in franchise history have made four All-Pro teams.
Kelce’s streak of 122 straight starts is the NFL’s longest-active streak for a center and most since Chris Myers started 123 from 2007-2014.
Eagles cornerback Darius Slay was the only other Eagles player this year to get an All Pro vote.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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