Left tackle Duane Brown was also named to the second team.
Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and punter Michael Dickson were named to The Associated Press All-Pro first team, generally regarded as the most prestigious of the various postseason NFL all-star teams, Friday.
Left tackle Duane Brown was named to the second team.
It is the fourth time Wagner has made the All-Pro team and third year in a row. He was honored in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Wagner led the Seahawks with 138 tackles and by one metric did not miss a tackle all season.
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Wagner, who received 49 of 50 possible votes, ties Walter Jones for the most first-team All-Pro picks as a Seahawk. Wagner was the only Seahawk named All-Pro in 2017.
Dickson received 18 votes and makes the team in his rookie season. Dickson set Seahawks records with an overall punting average of 48.2 and a net punting average of 42.5.
Brown received seven votes in being honored for the third time in his career. He was a second-teamer in 2011 and first-teamer in 2012 with Houston.
Wagner made it in a year in which he had to take on an additional leadership role after the loss of a handful of veteran defensive players such as Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett, as well as safety Earl Thomas to a season-ending injury during the fourth game.
“I think I really took a lot of pride in leadership,” Wagner said, via The Associated Press. “I knew that was going to be big if we were going to be successful. I knew I was going to have to up my role in that, up my mindfulness in that. I was really conscious of that and just making sure I was, when it came to getting back to the defense I looked at it from a different lens. I didn’t look at it from the lens of I played with all these All-Pros and stuff like that. I looked at it from a lens that I’m playing with guys and it’s my first time playing with them and I need to do a good job of communicating with them and not rely on that communication I had established with other guys.”
It’s the first time since 2014 Seattle has had more than one All-Pro first-teamer. Wagner also made it in 2016 and Tyler Lockett as a returner in 2015. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Wagner all made it in 2014 and Sherman and Thomas in 2013. Seattle set a team record with four first-team All-Pros in 2012 — Sherman, Thomas, Max Unger and Marshawn Lynch. Seattle had no All-Pro first-teamers from 2008-11.
The Chiefs led with four first-team selections, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes. They were joined by the first rookie teammates since 1965 — Colts guard left Quenton Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard.
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the only unanimous choice in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league.
Nelson and Leonard are among four rookies on the squad, a first for the AP team, including Dickson and Chargers safety Derwin James.
Chicago also had four All-Pros: edge rusher Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, safety Eddie Jackson and punt returner Tarik Cohen.
Two players made All-Pro for the fifth time: Houston edge rusher J.J. Watt and Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly.
Brothers also were voted to the squad: Travis Kelce of the Chiefs and Eagles center Jason Kelce.
The All-Pro team had a split of 14 AFC and 14 NFC members. There were 16 newcomers: Mahomes; Schwartz; Fuller; Jackson; Cohen; Saints receiver Michael Thomas; Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari; Eagles interior defensive lineman Fletcher Cox; Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore; Chargers defensive back Desmond King and special-teamer Adrian Phillips; Jets kick returner Andre Roberts; and the four rookies.
Players with previous All-Pro honors who made the 2018 team included Donald and Wagner, each for the fourth time; Mack, Dallas right guard Zack Martin and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, each for the third time; Hill; Rams running back Todd Gurley; and Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Hopkins got the most votes on offense with 46.
Among those making the second team were a pair of Rams with local ties — punter Johnny Hekker, a graduate of Bothell High, and special-teamer Cory Littleton, who played at Washington.