Antonio Brown Named 2nd Team All Pro by AP

Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

 

Antonio Brown enjoyed what was arguably the most productive regular season for a wide receiver in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 81 years of existence. Brown not only shattered the franchise’s single-season mark for receiving yards (1,499), he caught eight touchdowns and came within two catches (110) of tying Hines Ward’s record for receptions accumulated during a regular season (112).

What was the most impressive part of Brown’s 2013 campaign was his consistency. In fact, Brown became the first receiver in the history of the league to catch at least five passes for 50 yards in all 16 games of a regular season. For his efforts, the former Central Michigan Chippewa earned the team’s 2013 MVP award, a Pro Bowl nod and the following recognition according to the team’s official Twitter feed:

 

 

Brown was the only member of Pittsburgh’s 8-8 team who garnered All-Pro honors for his play this season. 2013 marked the first time that one of Pittsburgh’s wide receivers was named to the AP’s All-Pro first or second team since Hines Ward was named a 2nd team All Pro back in 2004 (he also earned the same recognition in 2002 and 2003).

At only 25 years of age, the best could very well be yet to come for a player of Brown’s caliber.  Ben Roethlisberger is still in town to sling passes in his direction, and the two developed a tremendous rapport in 2013 after Brown took over for Mike Wallace as the team’s number one wide receiver.

So kudos, Antonio. You definitely deserve the accolades, and you might even earn 1st team All-Pro honors if you put up even more incredible numbers next fall.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • levy smith

    Brown did a great job this year. I hate drafting a WR in the 1st round because we never resign them. But if mike evans is on the board we must take him. If we pass on him I bet the farm the ravens will take him. He’s 6’5 with long arms can run, jump and has great hands.

    • Dom DiTolla

      To be fair, the organization doesn’t normally re-sign defensive players who rot on the bench for the first two-three seasons of their professional careers either (Lewis, Keenan).

      LeBeau’s defensive scheme is stale and this offense will need to win plenty of shootouts regardless of how many defensive players they draft. If LeBeau stays, rookie & youngsters will rot if injuries don’t strike.

      • levy smith

        Lebeau does the best he can with what he has. The secondary is old and slow. Give Ben this big target and spend the next 3picks on the D. We need a lot of help in the secondary.

        • Dom DiTolla

          They can spend all the picks on defense they want to upgrade that much maligned unit. Won’t matter in 2014 or even 2015 if LeBeau stick around and refuses to play them.

          If they continue to stay old and calcified, the Steelers will need to win plenty of shootouts. Getting Ben his much needed weapons, WR and another TE to pair w/Miller will do wonders.