By Gregg Bell
McClatchy News Service
RENTON — Bobby Wagner was already All-Pro worthy.
Now, by another renowned measure, he’s worthy of the Hall of Fame.
The Associated Press announced Friday the Seahawks’ middle linebacker extraordinaire has been named All-Pro for the sixth time in his career, and for the fifth consecutive season.
Wagner got 35 votes from the AP’s national panel of 50 media members who cover the NFL. He and San Francisco’s Fred Warner (39) votes, are the first-team All-Pros at linebacker for the 2020 season.
The AP’s Tim Booth reported the 30-year-old Wagner is the 11th linebacker since the AP started the All-Pro team in 1940 to be voted to the first team at least 6 times.
The previous 10 such All-Pro linebackers have all been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. They are: Lawrence Taylor, Bill George, Joe Schmidt, Ray Lewis, Mike Singletary, Junior Seau, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Bobby Bell and Chuck Budnarik.
DK Metcalf, 23 and in his second season, got one vote for All-Pro from the AP panel of 50 voters. He spent much of the season leading the league in yards receiving.
Davante Adams of Green Bay and Stefon Diggs of Buffalo are the All-Pro wide receivers.
Jamal Adams got 14 votes, behind All-Pro safeties Tyrann Mathieu (19) and Minkah Fitzpatrick (18). Adams was an All-Pro last season with the New York Jets.
Kicker Jason Myers received four votes. Myers was 24 for 24 on field goals during the regular season. He’s made 35 consecutive field goals dating to 2019. That’s a Seahawks record.
Punter Michael Dickson received nine votes. Booming 60-yarders and consistently pinning opponents inside their 10-yard line, Dickson was better in 2020 than he was when he was an All-Pro as a rookie in 2018.
Long-snapper Tyler Ott received seven All-Pro votes. Ott made the Pro Bowl last month.