J.J. Watt unanimous All-Pro selection

50 people voted for the Associated Press' annual All-Pro team, and J.J. Watt received all 50 votes.

For the third consecutive year, the defensive end was selected to the NFL's first team. The unanimous selection for 2014 was a recognition the fourth-year Texan appreciated.

"Being named a unanimous All-Pro is a great honor and I am very humbled," Watt said.

With 20.5 sacks, an NFL-best 50 quarterback hits, 29 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles, Watt

menaced opposing offenses and helped propel the Texans to a 9-7 record. He was also chosen for his third consecutive Pro Bowl, and was the AFC Defensive Player of the Month in both September and December. Additionally, he score five touchdowns. Three came in goal line situations as a tight end. One was an interception he returned for a score. The other was a fumble he scooped up and ran back for a touchdown.

The former Wisconsin Badger was quick, though, to spread the credit for his tremendous season to a variety of others.

"No player ever makes it happen by themselves," Watt said. "I am very fortunate to have great family, teammates, coaches, trainers, strength staff, equipment staff, cafeteria workers, the list goes on. I look forward to working hard in the future to continue to try and represent Houston in the best manner possible."

45 voters selected Watt as a defensive end, and five voters selected him as a defensive tackle. Therefore, he is a first-teamer at defensive end, and a second-teamer at defensive tackle. Regardless, he and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski were the only players to get a vote from all 50 selectors.

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