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Casey Hayward Earns Second Team All-Pro Honors for Second Consecutive Season

Glance through the two-time Pro Bowl and Second Team All-Pro cornerback's top photos from the 2017 season.

Casey Hayward was honored last month when he was named to his second-straight Pro Bowl. 

But now, the cornerback was humbled by another form of déjà vu as he earned Associated Press Second Team All-Pro honors for the second year in a row.

"It's a big honor for me to be named to the All-Pro team once again in back to back years," Hayward said.  "One day, I'll be able to tell my kids I was the best in the NFL and I have proof.  It just means all my hard work I have put in over the years has come to light.  People around the league, around the world, get to see it week in and week out.  I always knew it would happen, never knew when, but knew what kind of player I was.  Nobody can take away my back to back Pro Bowls and back to back All-Pro (honors).  All I can say is I'm blessed, and I thank God because he gave me the strength to do it all."

If you want to talk about elite cornerbacks in this league, Hayward's name should be near the top – if not the top of the list.  He was tested all 2017 long being matched against some of the league's top wide receivers.  He notched 40 tackles, four interceptions, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 22 passes defensed this past season.  He was Pro Football Focus' top-graded cornerback, and according to their stats, only allowed a 42.7 completion percentage of passes thrown his way which was the best mark in the NFL for starting CBs.

Here's what Casey had to say on Instagram after earning the accolade:

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