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Tyrann Mathieu named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Despite missing the final few games, he still is recognized.

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Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu did not get to finish the season on the field, as he suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for probably most of the offseason. However, he did enough on the season to be named to the PFWA Football Writers Association's All-Rookie team.

Mathieu got listed as a cornerback, rather than safety.

Mathieu was second on the team in tackles, he had two interceptions and a sack.

Mathieu, though, did not get the defensive rookie of the year, That was for Kiko Alonzo.

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington did not make the squad, as running backs Eddie Lacy and Giovani Benard were chosen by the league's writers.

Here is the full All-Rookie team:


QB - Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

RB - Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers

WR - Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

TE - Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins

C - Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys

G - Kyle Long, Chicago Bears; Larry Warford, Detroit Lions

T - D.J. Fluker, San Diego Chargers; Justin Pugh, New York Giants


DL - Ziggy Ansah, Detroit Lions; Star Lotulelei, Carolina Panthers; Sheldon Richardson, New York Jets; Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers

LB - Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills; Sio Moore, Oakland Raiders; Alec Ogletree, St. Louis Rams

CB - Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals; Desmond Trufant, Atlanta Falcons

S - Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers; Kenny Vaccaro, New Orleans Saints

Special Teams

PK - Caleb Sturgis, Miami Dolphins

P - Sam Martin, Detroit Lions

KR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

PR - Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams

ST - Don Jones, Miami Dolphins