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Minkah Fitzpatrick Earns Third AP All-Pro Selection



Minkah Fitzpatrick

Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has been named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, his third first-team All-Pro selection.

Fitzpatrick was a first-team All-Pro in both 2019 and 2020, and this is his first selection since then. That joins his four-time Pro Bowls, as he was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2022 and this year as well. Fitzpatrick joins 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga as the safeties on the list.

On Wednesday, Minkah Fitzpatrick was named to the first-ever players’ first-team All-Pro list. With that list, Derwin James on the Los Angeles Chargers joined Fitzpatrick on the list.

This year, Fitzpatrick was tied for the league lead in interceptions with six. For one of the best ballhawks in the game, it was a career-high on the season. He added a pick-six against the Bengals in Week 1 and racked up 11 pass deflections along with 96 tackles on the season.

Two of Fitzpatrick’s interceptions and one of his pass break-ups came on game-deciding drives. He also blocked an extra point to keep the Steelers alive in what became a season-opening overtime win at Cincinnati. Fitzpatrick became the heart and soul of the team throughout the season.

The Steelers did not have any other All-Pros on the first or second team. Cam Heyward received 14 votes, while Cam Sutton and T.J. Watt received one vote.

Full 2022 Associated Press All-Pro First Team

QB: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB: Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders
WR: Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Raiders, Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins
TE: Travis Kelce, Chiefs
LT: Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers 49ers
LG: Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns
C: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
RG: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
RT: Lane Johnson, Eagles

EDGE: Nick Bosa, 49ers; Micah Parsons, Cowboys
IDL: Chris Jones, Chiefs; Quinnen Williams, New York Jets
LB: Fred Warner, 49ers; Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens, Matt Milano, Buffalo Bills
CB: Pat Surtain II, Denver Broncos; Sauce Gardner, Jets
FS: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers
SS: Talanoa Hufanga, 49ers

KR: Keisean Nixon, Green Bay Packers
PR: Marcus Jones, New England Patriots
ST: Jeremy Reaves, Washington Commanders
K: Daniel Carlson, Raiders
P: Tommy Townsend, Chiefs
LS: Andrew DePaola, Vikings