T David Bakhtiari named to fourth consecutive All-Pro team

Packers veteran tackle started all 16 games for Green Bay this year

T David Bakhtiari
T David Bakhtiari

GREEN BAY – David Bakhtiari has been voted second-team All-Pro, as determined by a vote of 50 media members of the Associated Press. It's the fourth consecutive year the Packers' left tackle has received recognition on the team.

Regarded as one of the NFL's best tackles, Bakhtiari was previously voted first-team All-Pro for the first time last season after receiving second-team recognition in both 2016 and '17.

In 2019, Bakhtiari played in all 16 regular-season games for the second consecutive year and fifth time in his seven NFL seasons. Last month, Bakhtiari was voted to the Pro Bowl for the first time upon initial balloting. He made his only previous Pro Bowl appearance as a first alternate in 2016.

Bakhtiari, whose 1,075 snaps played this year were second only to right guard Billy Turner's 1,076 on offense, is only the second offensive tackle in team history (Forrest Gregg; 1959-60, 1962-67) to earn AP All-Pro recognition in consecutive seasons.

Bakhtiari was the Packers' only representative.

Check out photos of Green Bay Packers T David Bakhtiari during the 2019 season.

Linebacker Za'Darius Smith came in fifth in balloting at edge rusher. One of the league's marquee signings at the onset of free agency in March, Smith recorded 55 tackles, a team-high 13½ sacks and forced fumble in 16 starts.

Smith tied with Tampa Bay's Shaquil Barrett with a league-high 37 quarterback hits this season. Pro Football Focus also credited him with more pressures (93) than any other pass rusher in 2019.

Also receiving votes were running back Aaron Jones at the flex position, linebacker Blake Martinez and defensive back Tramon Williams.

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