Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, kicker Justin Tucker and punt returner Devin Duvernay were named to the All-Pro first team on Friday by the Associated Press.
Andrews, a first-time All-Pro who was named a Pro Bowl starter last month, has had one of the best seasons for a talented player in franchise history. Despite the Ravens’ late season quarterback instability, he finished with 107 catches for 1,361 yards in 17 games, both team records. He led all of the NFL’s tight ends in catches and targets and finished tied for first in touchdown catches (nine).
Andrews finished the season with five straight games over 85 receiving yards, the longest such streak by a close end in league history. He also had the fifth-highest running blocking score in the NFL in this position, according to Pro Football Focus.
“If you’re offensive and you’re a great player, you’re going to improve the life of the quarterback. It doesn’t matter who it is, ”coach John Harbaugh said last week after Andrews was voted the team’s MVP by local media. “I just think it’s a big, big achievement, the season he’s had. He’s been great this year, and I’m excited for the rest of his career here in Baltimore.
Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history and seven times All-Pro, has made 35 of 37 field goal attempts this season (an NFL record 94.6%), including a league, winner of 66 yards against the Detroit Lions. Tucker also went 32 for 32 on extra point attempts. A Pro Bowl starter, Tucker has scored 58 straight goals in the fourth quarter and in overtime.
With five All-Pro first-team accolades, Tucker is now tied with Hall of Fame kicker Morten Anderson for most in that position.
“When we go there as a group and as a team, we know one thing: we put one of the best players on our team in a position to kick off,” said special teams coordinator Chris Horton last month. “Every time he comes out, that’s what’s going to happen. He’s human like everyone else, but I don’t think there is any sign of relief. He has earned the respect over the years from his peers and other coaches. This is exactly what he does. He works very hard to try to be the best and to stay on top of the league.
Duvernay, a wide receiver who didn’t return punters until his rookie season in 2020, led the NFL in average punt returns (13.9) among all qualified players. He was also named a Pro Bowl starter last month. Duvernay got one All-Pro kickback vote, while Nick Moore got three long snapper.
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