NEW YORK – J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team, announced Friday.
Houston’s Watt was listed on all 50 ballots by a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, with 45 of the votes for defensive end and the other five for defensive tackle. So he actually was a first-team end and a second-team tackle in gaining his third straight selection.
“Everybody always says you try and make it so the other team can’t game plan you because they don’t know where you’re coming from,” Watt said.
“I mean, half the time I have no clue where I’m coming from, so it makes it pretty tough for the other people, I think, and that’s the goal.”
No such confusion for New England’s Rob Gronkowski as the other unanimous pick. He grabbed all the votes for tight end.
Dallas led all teams with four All-Pros, including guard Zack Martin, the only rookie on the squad.
League rushing leader DeMarco Murray, tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver Dez Bryant also made it.
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