Cardinals’ Budda Baker, DeAndre Hopkins make NFL All-Pro teams

Jan 8, 2021, 10:47 AM | Updated: 11:08 am
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker ...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) throws as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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Safety Budda Baker and receiver DeAndre Hopkins represent the Arizona Cardinals on the 2020 Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams that were released Friday.

The duo lived up to the expectations after they each signed historic extensions relative to their positions this past year.

Baker made first team and tied Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the voting. Joining them on the first team was Baker’s former Arizona teammate, Tyrann Mathieu of the Kansas City Chiefs.

It’s Baker’s second All-Pro honor, as he made the first team in 2017 as a rookie special teams player.

In 2020, Baker finished fourth in the NFL with 90 solo tackles. He tallied 118 total tackles with two interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble and six passes defensed.

Hopkins, in his first season with the Cardinals, adds to his long list of accolades in his career. He made the first team as an All-Pro from 2017-19 with the Houston Texans and earned a second team nod in 2020. Hopkins also made the second team in 2015.

The wideout finished fourth in the NFL with 1,407 receiving yards and six touchdowns this year.

The Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams, Buffalo Bills’ Stefon Diggs and Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill made the AP All-Pro First Team.

Hopkins was joined on the second team by Minnesota Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson, the Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley, the Seattle Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf and Buffalo’s Cole Beasley. Hopkins fell just three points short of Hill’s 24 to make the first team.

NFL Associated Press All-Pro First Team


Quarterback — Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Running Back — Derrick Henry, Tennessee

Tight End — Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Wide Receivers — Davante Adams, Green Bay; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

Left Tackle — David Bakhtiari, Green Bay

Right Tackle — Jack Conklin, Cleveland

Left Guard — Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis

Right Guard — Brandon Scherff, Washington

Center — Corey Linsley, Green Bay


Edge Rushers — T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh; Myles Garrett, Cleveland

Interior Linemen — Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis

Linebackers — Fred Warner, San Francisco; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis

Cornerbacks — Xavien Howard, Miami; Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams

Safeties — Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City; Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh and Budda Baker, Arizona (tie)


Placekicker — Jason Sanders, Miami

Punter — Jake Bailey, New England

Kick Returner — Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago

Punt Returner — Gunner Olszewski, New England

Special Teamer — George Odum, Indianapolis

Long Snapper — Morgan Cox, Baltimore

NFL AP All-Pro Second Team


Quarterback — Josh Allen, Buffalo, and Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City (tie)

Running Back —Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

Tight End — Vacant

Wide Receivers — DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona; Justin Jefferson, Minnesota; Calvin Ridley, Atlanta, DK Metcalf, Seattle, and Cole Beasley, Buffalo (tie)

Left Tackle — Garett Bolles, Denver

Right Tackle — Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans

Left Guard — Joel Bitonio, Cleveland

Right Guard — Wyatt Teller, Cleveland

Center — Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis, and Frank Ragnow, Detroit


Edge Rushers — Khalil Mack, Chicago; Za’Darius Smith, Green Bay

Interior Linemen — Chris Jones, Kansas City; Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh

Linebackers — Devin White, Tampa Bay; Demario Davis, New Orleans; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, and Roquan Smith, Chicago (tie)

Cornerbacks — Jaire Alexander, Green Bay; Tre’Davious White, Buffalo

Safeties — Jamal Adams, Seattle; Jessie Bates III, Cincinnati


Placekicker — Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Punter — Jack Fox, Detroit

Kick Returner — Andre Roberts, Buffalo

Punt Returner — Jakeem Grant, Miami

Special Teamer —- Matthew Slater, New England

Long Snapper — Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis

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