Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward has been named an NFL All-Pro selection by the Associated Press for the third time in his career.
Heyward was named to the 2020 AP All-Pro second team as a defensive tackle. He was a first-team selection in 2017 and 2019.
The 31-year-old, who plays defensive end in the Steelers’ base 3-4 defense and tackle in the Steelers’ sub packages, finished the 2020 regular season with 54 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, four sacks and 18 quarterback hits in 15 games. Heyward also had an interception and defended three passes.
Heyward received eight votes out of a possible 50, behind Los Angeles Rams tackle Aaron Donald (50), Indianapolis’ DeForest Buckner (25) and Kansas City’s Chris Jones (10).
Heyward was previously named to the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl team, the fourth time he’s received that honor.
Joining Heyward on the 2020 AP All-Pro squad are Steelers teammates T.J. Watt at edge rusher and Minkah Fitzpatrick at safety. Both Fitzpatrick and Watt were first-team selections for the second consecutive season.