Matthews Named First-Team All-Pro


Linebacker Clay Matthews earned first-team All-Pro recognition from The Associated Press on Monday.

Matthews finished No. 2 in the NFC and No. 4 in the NFL with 13.5 sacks on the season despite missing one game due to injury. He finished fourth on the team with a career-high 83 tackles (55 solo) and added four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception for a touchdown.

Matthews is the only Packer since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to register a double-digit sack total in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. He also is the only NFL player to register 10-plus sacks and a defensive touchdown in each of his first two seasons in the league.

Matthews is the first Packers linebacker since Tim Harris in 1989 to earn first-team All-Pro honors from AP. Matthews also was named to his second straight Pro Bowl this season.

Matthews was joined by Pittsburgh's James Harrison as the outside linebackers on the AP's first team.

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