T.Y. Hilton, Pat McAfee Named To PFWA's All-AFC Team

Intro: After standout individual performances — leading to Pro Bowl selections — Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and Pat McAfee were named to the 2016 Pro Football Writers of America’s All-AFC Team.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The accolades keep pouring in for T.Y. Hilton and Pat McAfee.

The Indianapolis Colts duo had already been selected to play in the Pro Bowl and named to Pro Football Focus' 2016 All-Pro Team, but on Monday, they were also named to the Pro Football Writers of America's All-AFC Team.

It's both Hilton and McAfee's first PFWA selections of their careers.

Hilton, who earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection in 2016, recorded his fourth straight 1,000-yard receiving season and finished with single-season career highs in receptions (91), receiving yards (1,448) and scrimmage yards (1,448).

He led the NFL in receiving yards, becoming the first Colt to do that since Reggie Wayne in 2007, and marking the eighth time in team history that a Colts played led the league in receiving yards (four times in Indianapolis, four times in Baltimore). Hilton also led the league with 16 25-plus-yard receptions, as he continued to establish himself as one of the top deep threats in the NFL.

Hilton in 2016 topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the fourth straight season, and is only the third player in franchise history to post four or more career 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne (eight seasons) have done it more.

Hilton is also continuing to build quite the career thus far, as his 5,861 receiving yards are the ninth-most among players in their first five seasons. Seven of the others on that Top-10 list were first-round draft selections — Hilton was a third-round selection in 2012.

McAfee, meanwhile, was selected to his second Pro Bowl in 2016, though he recently announced he will forego playing in the game due to a procedure being performed on his knee.

This past season, McAfee totaled 55 punts for 2,711 yards, averaging an NFL-best 49.3 yards per punt, which is the best average in franchise history. His 42.7 net punting average was third in the league.

Of McAfee's kicks, 19 were pinned inside the 20-yard line, and he had a career-best 74-yard booming punt in 2016. He also continued to establish himself as one of the top kickoff specialists in the league, as he had 49 kickoff touchbacks throughout the year.

As if that wasn't enough, McAfee also completed a fake punt pass, the first of his career, during the Colts' Week 12 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and also had one successful onside kick recovery.

Here are the entire PFWA 2016 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC lists:

2016 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers#; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons*

TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders

T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys#; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns&

Defense
DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders*

DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*; Damon Harrison, New York Giants

OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Von Miller, Denver Broncos#

MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs*; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams*

KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings*

PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots

      • repeat selection from 2015*

# - consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

2016 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense
QB – Tom Brady, New England Patriots#

RB – Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans

WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers&; T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C – Rodney Hudson, Oakland Raiders*

G – Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens#

T – Donald Penn, Oakland Raiders; Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns&

Defense
DE – Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders*

DT – Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Ndamukong Suh, Miami Dolphins

OLB – Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills; Von Miller, Denver Broncos&

MLB – Dont'a Hightower, New England Patriots

CB – Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs*; Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos

S – Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs*; Devin McCourty, New England Patriots

Special Teams
PK – Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

P – Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts

KR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

PR – Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

ST – Matthew Slater, New England Patriots@

* - repeat selection from 2014

# - consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

@ - consecutive selections from 2011-16

2016 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

WR – Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers#

C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G – T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers; Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys#

T – Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys#; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins*

Defense
DE – Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks; Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles

DT – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams*; Damon Harrison, New York Giants

OLB – Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons; Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

MLB – Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

CB – Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals*

S – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay Packers; Landon Collins, New York Giants

Special Teams
PK – Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons

P – Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams&

KR – Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings*

PR – Marcus Sherels, Minnesota Vikings

ST – Dwayne Harris, New York Giants

* - repeat selection from 2015

# - consecutive selections from 2014-16

& - consecutive selections from 2013-16

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