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David Johnson is a first and second team All Pro, Calais Campbell joins on 2nd Team

The Arizona Cardinals young running back is being recognized for his great year

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals littered the All Pro list last season, this season, they have two players occupying three spots on the Associated Press' All Pro team.

David Johnson was voted as a first team All Pro at the "flex" offensive position, yet he was also the second team All Pro running back.

His work in 2016 warranted the double dip in recognigtion as Johnson was the ultimate flex option in the NFL in 2016.

His election to the second team running back position just shows how highly NFL writers thought of Johnson, as he was the only other running back to receive votes, as Ezekiel Elliot received 47 votes, Johnson received three.

At the flex position, Johnson received 24 votes, Larry Fitzgerald received one. Fitzgerald was the only other player to receive a single vote on offense for the Cardinals.

Defensively, Calais Campbell was voted as a second team All Pro interior defensive lineman.

Campbell was the only other Cardinals player to make the team.

In a bit of a shock, Patrick Peterson received zero votes at the cornerback position and was relegated to only two votes as a "defensive back" per the AP.

Justin Bethel received three votes as a special teams player, but this season goes to show, individual success is tied heavily to team success, unless you have a truly special year like David Johnson.