The NFL announced it's All-Pro Teams on Friday and a previously snubbed Arizona Cardinals player found himself on the list. Defensive end Calais Campbell, who has been one of the league's best at his position for some time, was named to the All-Pro 2nd Team. It comes just a couple of weeks after he earned his first career Pro Bowl selection.
Campbell received 11 All-Pro votes. J.J. Watt and Mario Williams received 24 and 23, respectively, and were named to the first team at defensive end.
Campbell had seven sacks in 2014 and an interception in 2014, as well as 58 tackles and a forced fumble.
NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling wrote Campbell "deserved a first-team nod for holding Arizona's injury-depleted defense together." As frequently happens with 3-4 defensive ends, the 4-3 ends with more sacks tend to get more attention -- like Mario Williams did with his fantastic end to the season.
He was not the only Cardinals player to get votes.
At offensive tackle, Jared Veldheer received one vote. Undrafted rookie kicker Chandler Catanzaro also received one vote. Veteran linebacker Larry Foote also received one vote, too.