The honors keep rolling in for Justin Houston.
On Friday, Houston, the Chiefs’ star outside linebacker, was voted first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, the only Kansas City player to earn the honor this season.
It is the first time the 25-year-old Houston, who was chosen to his third Pro Bowl this year, has received the honor. He received 47 of 50 possible votes, falling just short of being the third unanimous selection with defensive lineman J.J. Watt and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski.
On Wednesday, Houston won the Deacon Jones Award, given annually to the NFL leader in quarterback sacks. Houston set a club record for sacks this season with 22, breaking the previous record of 20 set by the late Derrick Thomas in 1990.
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Houston was not the only Chief to make the All-Pro team in any capacity, however. Fullback Anthony Sherman did not make the Pro Bowl, but was chosen second-team All-Pro with 14 votes, four behind first-teamer John Kuhn from Green Bay.
Kick returner De’Anthony Thomas and center Rodney Hudson each earned a single All-Pro vote at their respective positions, but were not named to the team.
2014 NFL All-Pro Team
Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Running backs: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh
Fullback: John Kuhn, Green Bay
Tight end: Rob Gronkowski, New England
Wide receivers: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh; Dez Bryant, Dallas
Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Thomas, Cleveland
Guards: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Zach Martin, Dallas
Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Kicker: Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis
Kick returner: Adam Jones, Cincinnati
Defensive ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Mario Williams, Buffalo
Defensive tackles: Ndamukong Suh, Detroit; Marcell Dareus, Buffalo
Outside linebackers: Justin Houston, Chiefs; Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore
Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; Bobby Wagner, Seattle
Cornerbacks: Darrelle Revis, New England; Richard Sherman, Seattle
Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Weddle, San Diego
Punter: Pat McAfee, Indianapolis