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Raiders Khalil Mack first player ever to be named AP first team All Pro at two positions

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

In just his second season in the league, Raiders elite pass rusher Khalil Mack has been named a first team All Pro. The former fifth overall pick at one time led the NFL in sacks. His 15.0 sacks were surpassed on the final week of the season by JJ Watt (17.5 sacks).

What is most amazing is Mack was named All Pro at both defensive end AND linebacker. He becomes the first player in league history to accomplish that feat.

"I do whatever I can to help the team win. I'm a team guy," Mack told the Associated Press. "Whether it's dropping in coverage or rushing the passer. I can do either. I think they (voters) saw that."

Mack had already been named to the Pro Bowl this season as one of just two Raiders who will appear in the game (Charles Woodson is the other).

His 15.0 sacks this season is good for the third most in a single season in franchise history. He also tied a franchise record with 5.0 sacks in the Raiders' week 14 win over the Broncos. He shares that record with Howie Long who had 5.0 sacks