Raiders’ punter Shane Lechler 1st team All-Pro

7Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler was selected for the Associated Press All-Pro team.

The 33-year old received 48 out of a possible 50 votes from a panel of sports writers. It is Lechler’s 5th all-pro selection after punting 96 times for an average of 51.1 and landing 30 of those kicks inside the 20-yard line.

Lechler enjoyed his best season as a pro, nearly breaking Sammy Baugh’s single season mark for gross punting average.

“It’s a good honor, something to be proud of, I really appreciate it. I’m truly humbled and honored.” Lechler stated on the official Raiders web site. “It’s an honor [to be part of the Raiders tradition of great punters], They’re all good guys who just went out and did their jobs on Sundays. That’s what I’m proud to be a part of.”

Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was chosen as a 2nd team All Pro.

Former Raider Charles Woodson was on the first team along with Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets.

“Being selected an All-Pro for the third time in my seven-year career with the Raiders is the most humbling honor of all,” Asomugha said. “I’m very proud to continue to carry the torch for a long line of Raiders cornerbacks that have had great success in this league. I’m truly honored and proud to be recognized.”


Author: Staff Writer

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