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Jadeveon Clowney named to PFWA All-NFL team

The season may be over for Jadeveon Clowney but the accolades keep coming.

This week, the Pro Football Writers of America named Jadeveon Clowney to the 2016 PFWA All-NFL team. Clowney, who moved to defensive end this season, was one of 13 first-time All-NFL selections by the writers covering the league's 32 teams.

At defensive end, both Clowney and Oakland's Khalil Mack made up the All-AFC and All-NFL teams. Seattle's Cliff Avril and Philadelphia's Brandon Graham were the defensive ends named for the All-NFC team.

If he looked like Clowney was having fun in his third NFL season, he was. The Texans 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick had a breakout year, received his first Pro Bowl bid and, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, stepped up as one of the leaders of the Texans defense.

"His personality came through with the success that he was having on the field, his health, you know he was banged up, but I mean overall pretty healthy," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "So he was out there and he was such an active player that that's what happens. When you have success on the field, you're able to instill more of your personality in the locker room. I think you guys got a chance to see that this year. The guy's a great guy. Loves football, loves his teammates, loves playing, plays hard."

In his first career postseason game, Clowney became the second defensive lineman in Texans history (J.J. Watt, 2011) with a postseason interception against Oakland. He also added two quarterback hits and one tackle for loss in the Divisional Round loss to New England.

Check out the best photos of Jadeveon Clowney from the 2016 season.

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