Houston Texans: All-Pro Teams announced

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A couple of Houston Texans players were nominated and elected to be on the 2018 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team.

The Houston Texans PR announced on their official Twitter account that defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins were named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. Watt was voted into the All-Pro First Team as an edge rusher and was also voted on the Second Team as an interior defensive lineman. Watt has had a stellar season after struggling from back and knee injuries the last two seasons.  He played all 16 games in the regular season and was elected to attend his fifth NFL Pro Bowl since being drafted in 2011.

Watt finished the season with 61 combined tackles, 16 sacks, 25 quarterback hits,18 tackles for loss, career-high seven forced fumbles, and four pass deflections. He led the team in sacks and was second in the NFL, his seven forced fumbles also led the league in that respective category. Watt has shown that he still has a lot left in the tank in his eighth season in the NFL.

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Hopkins was the second recipient from the Texans that was elected by the Associated Press, he made the All-Pro First Team after having one of his better seasons since being drafted in 2013. Hopkins had 115 receptions for 1,572 receiving yards and 11 touchdown receptions. His 1,572 receiving yards is also the highest he had in a season.

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Hopkins had one of the best years in Texans history despite sustaining foot and ankle injuries throughout the regular season. He was elected to go to his third Pro Bowl this season and will be one of the biggest stars as the Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card game on Saturday afternoon.