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Dalvin Cook Named to PFWA All-NFL & All-NFC Teams

Minnesota Vikings
19 Jan 2021, 20:37 GMT+10

Craig Peters

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook earned his first career selection to the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) All-NFL Team and his second consecutive selection to the All-NFC Team, the PFWA announced Monday.

Cook is the only Viking to make either of the prestigious lists that are voted on my members of the PFWA.

The fourth-year pro showed why the Vikings signed him to a contract extension just before the season started by dazzling throughout the campaign. Cook set career highs for rushes (312), rushing yards (1,557), rushing touchdowns (16), yards per rush (5.0), rush yards per game (111.2) and scrimmage yards (1,918) despite missing a game-and-a-half with a groin injury and Minnesota's 2020 finale while he grieved the unexpected death of his father.

Cook's rushing yards, rushing scores and scrimmage yards all ranked second this season to Derrick Henry, who is the other running back selected to the PFWA's All-NFL Team.

His rushing yardage is the third-most by a Viking in a season, and his scores on the ground are the second-most behind the 18 by Adrian Peterson in 2009.

2020 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM

Offense

QB - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

RB - Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings; Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans*

WR - Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

TE - Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

C - Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers

G - Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts#

T - David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers; Jack Conklin, Cleveland Browns

Defense

DE - Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; Trey Hendrickson, New Orleans Saints

DT - DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams^

OLB - Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers*

MLB - Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers

CB - Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams

S - Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs

Special Teams

PK - Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens#

P - Jake Bailey, New England Patriots

KR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago Bears*

PR - Gunner Olszewski, New England Patriots

ST - George Odum, Indianapolis Colts

* - repeat selection from 2019

# - consecutive selections from 2018-20

^ - consecutive selections from 2015-20

2020 PFWA ALL-AFC TEAM

Offense

QB - Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

RB - Nick Chubb Cleveland Browns*; Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans#

WR - Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

TE - Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs#

C - Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

G - Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts#

T - Garrett Bolles, Denver Broncos; Jack Conklin, Cleveland Browns

Defense

DE - Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers*; Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

DT - DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts; Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs#

OLB - Bradley Chubb, Cleveland Browns; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers*

MLB - Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts*

CB - Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins; Tre'Davious White, Buffalo Bills*

S - Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers*; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers

Special Teams

PK - Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens+

P - Jake Bailey, New England Patriots

KR - Andre Roberts, Buffalo Bills

PR - Gunner Olszewski, New England Patriots

ST - George Odum, Indianapolis Colts

* - repeat selection from 2019

# - consecutive selections from 2018-20

+ - consecutive selections from 2016-20

2020 PFWA ALL-NFC TEAM

Offense

QB - Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

RB - Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings*; Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

WR - Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers; DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals**

TE - T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions

C - Corey Linsley, Green Bay Packers

G - Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team

T - David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers#; Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers

Defense

DE - Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints&; Chase Young, Washington Football Team (r)

DT - Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles; Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams^

OLB - Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears; Za'Darius Smith, Green Bay Packers

MLB - Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers

CB - Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams

S - Jamal Adams, Seattle Seahawks; Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals

Special Teams

PK - Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons

P - Jack Fox, Detroit Lions

KR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago Bears*

PR - Jamal Agnew, Detroit Lions

ST - Nick Bellore, Seattle Seahawks

(r) - rookie

* - repeat selection from 2019

# - consecutive selections from 2018-20

& - consecutive selections from 2017-20

^ - consecutive selections from 2015-20

** - Hopkins was selected as All-AFC from 2017-19

ABOUT THE PFWA: In its 57th season in 2020, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) is the official voice of pro football writers, promoting and fighting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public. The PFWA is made up of accredited writers who cover the NFL and the 32 teams daily. Bob Glauber, the national football columnist for Newsday, is the organization's president for the 2018-20 seasons and the organization's 29th president. Lindsay Jones (The Athletic) is the PFWA's first vice-president, Dan Pompei (The Athletic) is the PFWA's second vice-president and Mike Sando (The Athletic) is the PFWA secretary-treasurer. At-large members include Jeff Legwold (ESPN.com), Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk.com), Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated) and Mike Jones (USA TODAY). Follow the PFWA at ProFootballWriters.org and on Twitter at @PFWAwriters.

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