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Danielle Hunter makes All-NFL team chosen by Pro Football Writers of America, 4 Vikings named All-NFC

But Eric Kendricks' stellar season was not recognized by the PFWA.

He may have been snubbed from receiving First-Team All-Pro honors, but Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter was named to the 2019 Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL team on Monday. It was Hunter’s second consecutive selection as a PFWA All-NFL’er. Hunter was one of two defensive ends chosen for the team, along with the Saints’ Cameron Jordan.

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Hunter tied a career high in sacks this season with 14.5. He recorded 70 sacks, 22 QB hits, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. He also made his second consecutive Pro Bowl. Perhaps most telling, during the season Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to amass 50 sacks.

All-NFC team

He wasn’t the only player from the Vikings to receive honors. Making the All-NFC team were Hunter, running back Dalvin Cook, and safeties Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris.

Cook played in 14 games this season, earning career-high marks in many categories. On 250 attempts Cook gained 1,135 rushing yards (4.5 YPC) with 13 touchdowns. He also caught 53 passes for 519 yards (9.8 YPR). Along with receiving this recognition for the first time, Cook was also named to his first Pro Bowl in 2019.

Smith, 30, has now been recognized by PFWA for the third consecutive season. In 15 games this season Smith recorded 85 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and one sack. He was also named to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl.

Harris, 28, did not make the Pro Bowl despite hauling in six interceptions, which tied for the league lead. In 14 starts he registered 60 tackles, a fumble recovery and one touchdown. It is Harris’ first such honor.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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