Cardinals' Budda Baker named first-team All-Pro, DeAndre Hopkins named to second team
Cardinals safety Budda Baker on Friday was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press for the second time in his career and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who led the team in receptions and receiving, was named second-team All-Pro.
Baker, who also was named to the Pro Bowl team this season for the third time in his career, was named first-team All-Pro in 2017 for his role on special teams as a rookie.
Baker tied for the team lead in tackles this season with 118 along with linebacker Jordan Hicks. Baker’s tackle total was the second-most among defensive backs, trailing only safety Jordan Poyer of the Bills, who finished with 124. Baker added two sacks, two interceptions, nine tackles for loss and six passes defensed.
Hopkins had been named first-team All-Pro each of the past three seasons, but this year, was edged out by Green Bay’s Davante Adams, Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs and Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill. He joins Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson, Atlanta’s Calvin Ridley, Seattle’s DK Metcalf and Buffalo’s Cole Beasley on the AP’s All-Pro second team.
Hopkins, acquired in an offseason trade from the Texans, tied his career high this season with 115 receptions for 1,407 yards and six touchdowns. Hopkins was also named to the Pro Bowl this season for the fifth time in his eight-year career.
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