Stefon Diggs earns First-Team All-Pro honors

Four other players earned Second-Team All Pro honors for the Bills this season

The honors and accolades continued for Buffalo Bills players on Friday when five different players were named All-Pros by the Associated Press, including Stefon Diggs, who became the first wide receiver in franchise history to earn First-Team All-Pro honors.

Diggs wrapped up his first season with the Bills by leading the NFL with 127 receptions for a league-high 1,535 yards. He set the franchise record in 2020 for both receptions and receiving yards, while also becoming the first player in team history to lead the NFL in both categories in the same year.

It is the first time in Diggs' six-year NFL career that he has been named as an All-Pro by the AP.

Four others were named as Second-Team All-Pros, including quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Cole Beasley, cornerback Tre’Davious White, and return specialist Andre Roberts.

It’s the second-consecutive season for White to be named an All-Pro. He earned First-Team honors last year. The 25-year-old finished the 2020 campaign with 57 tackles, 11 passes defended, three interceptions, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Roberts also earns his second-career nod as an All-Pro, after he was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2018 with the New York Jets. He led the league this season with an average of 30.0 yards per-kick return.

For Allen and Beasley, it is the first time they have been selected as an All-Pro by the AP.

Allen was able to put up an MVP-caliber season with the Bills, throwing for a franchise record 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns, while also completing 69.2% of his passes in 16 games played. He also broke another franchise record by accounting for 46 touchdowns this season, smashing the old record set by Jim Kelly (34) in 1995.

As for Beasley, he nearly broke the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career if not for a knee injury late in Buffalo's Week 16 win over the New England Patriots had taken him out of action. The 31-year-old set career-best marks this season in receptions (82), receiving yards (967), yards per-reception (11.8) and yards per-game (64.5).

The Bills just completed a 13-3 regular season and are the No. 2 seed headed into the AFC Playoffs, which begin Saturday at 1:05 p.m. EST at Bills Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.

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