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Steelers T.J. Watt, Miles Killebrew Named to PFWA All-NFL Team

The Steelers team captains were all selected as All-Pros and to the AFC Pro Bowl team.



Pittsburgh Steelers OLB T.J. Watt
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt celebrates against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 16, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt and special teamer Miles Killebrew have been selected to the 2023 All-NFL and All-AFC teams, the Pro Football Writers of America announced on Monday.

Watt is a PFWA All-NFL selection for the fourth time in his seven-year career, while Killebrew has been honored for the first time. Both players were named first-team Associated Press All-Pro selections and, along with safety Minkah Fitzpatrick were voted to represent the Steelers in the 2024 NFL Pro Bowl Games.

Watt had 19 sacks this season and set a modern NFL record as the first player to lead the league in sacks for a third time since it became an official statistic back in the early 1980s. Deacon Jones of the Los Angeles Rams unofficially led the league in sacks five times the 1960s. Watt also led the NFL in sacks in 2020 and 2021, when he tied the all-time single-season sack records, drawing even with Michael Strahan’s mark of 22.5.

This season, Watt’s statistical dominance went beyond sacks, as he also recorded 36 quarterback hits, 19 tackles for loss, eight passes defended, four forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, one interception and one defensive touchdown, a game-sealing fumble return against the Browns.

Killebrew blocked a punt and partially blocked another this season as the captain of the Steelers special teams units. He recorded 13 special teams tackles on the season.



QB – Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

RB – Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers; Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams

WR – Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins; CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

TE – George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

C – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys; Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

T – Penei Sewell, Detroit Lions; Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers

DE – Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati Bengals

DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

OLB – Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

MLB – Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers

CB – DaRon Bland, Dallas Cowboys; Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, New York Jets

S – Jessie Bates III, Atlanta Falcons; Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens

Special Teams

PK – Brandon Aubrey, Dallas Cowboys

P – A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders

KR – Keisean Nixon, Green Bay Packers

PR – Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans Saints

ST – Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh Steelers



QB – Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

RB – Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans; Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins

WR – Nico Collins, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C – Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs
T – Dion Dawkins, Buffalo Bills; Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans


DE – Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

DT – Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs; Quinnen Williams, New York Jets

OLB – Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

MLB – Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens

CB – Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, New York Jets; Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos
S – Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore Ravens; Jevon Holland, Miami Dolphins

Special Teams

PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P – A.J. Cole, Las Vegas Raiders

KR – Marin Mims, Jr., Denver Broncos

PR – Derius Davis, Los Angeles Chargers
ST – Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh Steelers