After a season in which Rob Gronkowski amassed 82 receptions for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games, the New England Patriots tight end has been named a unanimous first-team NFL All-Pro by The Associated Press.
Gronkowski received all 50 votes at the position, standing with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt as the lone two players do so. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski is one of two Patriots to make first-team All-Pro in 2014, with cornerback Darrelle Revis also garnering 42 votes.
It marks the third and fourth first-team All-Pro nods of their respective careers.
Seven other Patriots also received All-Pro votes.
On New England’s offensive side of the ball, two votes went to quarterback Tom Brady, three to right tackle Sebastian Vollmer, and one to left guard Dan Connolly. And on the defensive side, two votes each went to linebackers Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower, as well as safety Devin McCourty.
On special teams, 21 votes went to Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who finished second behind current Indianapolis Colt Adam Vinatieri to earn second-team All-Pro.
Gostkowski was recognized as a first-team All-Pro in 2008.