Marcel Reece named to All Pro second team

Thearon W. Henderson

The NFL and the Raiders announced Friday that fullback Marcel Reece has been named to the 2013 Associated Press All Pro second team. He had already been named to the Pro Bowl this season. Mike Tolbert was named first team All Pro.

A Pro Bowler in 2012 as well, this dynamic weapon didn't see many touches early in the season. But come midseason Reece would begin to see the ball a lot more often as a receiver where he could show off his game breaking abilities. When Rashad Jennings was out with a concussion in week 14 versus the Jets, Reece got the start and rushed 19 times for 123 yards and a touchdown including a huge 63-yard touchdown run.

No other AFC fullback had more rushing yards as he did (218) and no other fullback with at least 30 carries had a better yards per carry average (4.7). He also led all fullbacks with 31 catches for 331 yards and two touchdowns this season and added two touchdowns on the ground as well. Reece gets high marks in both pass and run blocking. According to Pro Football Focus, the only fullback who has a better overall grade than Reece is Chiefs fullback, Anthony Sherman. But unlike Sherman, Reece doesn't have a negative grade in any category.

He finished the season with 549 yards of offense and four touchdowns of his own. He also helped block the way for Rashad Jennings to have a resurgent season in Oakland, running for 733 yards and 6 touchdowns.

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