GREEN BAY — Packers LT David Bakhtiari and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix have been named second-team All-Pro, as determined by a vote of 50 media members of the Associated Press.
It’s the first AP All-Pro selection for either player.
Clinton-Dix recently was voted to his first Pro Bowl after recording 80 tackles, five interceptions and a forced fumble this season. His five picks are tied for the most among NFL safeties this season.
Bakhtiari, who agreed to a contract extension with the Packers earlier this season, started all 16 regular-season games for the third time in his four NFL seasons. He received eight votes, which was second only to Dallas LT Tyron Smith (27).
Bakhtiari said fellow offensive lineman, JC Tretter, was actually the one who broke the news to him of his selection after getting out of a meeting on Friday.
“I'm honored. It's amazing," Bakhtiari said. "Anytime you can get recognition, that’s great. At the end of the day as long as I’m happy with the way I played, my coaches are, Aaron is, and the organization, that’s the most important thing to me.”
Others receiving votes for the Packers included QB Aaron Rodgers (five), WR Jordy Nelson (five) and RT Bryan Bulaga (5½).