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George Kittle, who was already a Pro Bowler and record-holder, added another prestigious title Friday: All-Pro.
The 49ers tight end was named a second-team All-Pro after a breakout second season that included the most receiving yards by a tight in NFL history. Kittle became the first member of the 49ers to be named All-Pro since linebacker NaVorro Bowman was a first-team selection in 2015.
Kittle, a 2017 fifth-round pick, had 88 catches for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns. Kansas City’s Travis Kelce was voted first-team All-Pro by a panel of 50 media members after he had 103 catches for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Kelce received 21 votes and Kittle had 18.5. Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz received 10.5 votes. Ertz had 116 catches, an NFL record for a tight end, with 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns.
Kittle became the first 49ers’ offensive player to receive All-Pro honors since tight end Vernon Davis and left tackle Joe Staley were second-team selections in 2013.
Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, fullback Kyle Juszczyk and kicker Robbie Gould received votes, but did not receive All-Pro honors.
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