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Derwin James, Jr., Earns 2nd-Team AP All-Pro Selection

Buzz 01.11

The accolades keep coming for Chargers safety Derwin James, Jr.

On Friday, James was announced as a Second-Team All-Pro safety in the Associated Press 2022 NFL All-Pro balloting. James received 13 first place votes in the panel of 50 national media members.

This is the second All-Pro accolade of James' career, as he was named to a First-Team selection in 2018.

James had another stellar season in 2022, posting 115 total tackles, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions, six passes defended and two forced fumbles in 14 games. He was also selected the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, a first-time award for James.

His play this season also earned him another Pro Bowl honor, the third of his career. 2022 was one of James best seasons of his career, as the fifth-year safety continues to be a driving force of the Chargers defense.

Earlier this week, James was the lone member of the Bolts to be voted by his peers as the best player at strong safety in the inaugural Players' All-Pro Team.

For the first time ever, NFL players chose who they believe is the best at their positions across the league.

The official release from the NFLPA read:

This year, we made the call with the first Players' All-Pro Team. We asked players across the league to select who had the most impact this season. The players were tasked with voting for the best player at their same position and positions they line up against.

Every active NFL player had the opportunity to cast their vote and select the first ever Players' All-Pro Team. In addition to voting for players at their position or that they line up against, among the rules were that players cannot vote for themselves or teammates and could not have missed five or more games before Week 15.

When it comes to play on the field, James is one of the best in the entire league, and the numbers back it up.

His peers agree, as his impact on the Chargers defense is felt by fellow opponents that have seen it on film or on the field.

To read the full team, click here.

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