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By Nick Hamilton (@NickHamiltonLA)
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Chargers finished the season 12-4 and their way to the playoffs this season. Another strong accomplishment that three players, S Derwin James, S Adrian Phillips, DB Desmond King were all named to the Associated Press’ All-Pro team. This is the first season the Chargers have at least three AP First-Team selections since 2007.
These players were very instrumental in aided the Chargers into the playoffs this season.
“They’ve been real consistent,” Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn said of the three players’ play this season. “I think when you get voted to an All-Pro list by people who understand this game and recognize this game, that’s an honor. It’s flattering. But it doesn’t surprise me.”
The level of hard work and consistency these three players have displayed all season long, they could not go unnoticed.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
James finished the 2018 regular season with 109 total tackles and 3 sacks. It was the first 100-plus tackle season by a rookie in Chargers history.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
Philips earned his first trip to the Pro- Bowl in his remarkable season.
“Every year I make goals that I want to accomplish for the season and one of my goals was to be a Pro Bowler/All Pro on special teams,” Philips said. “I completed one half of that goal already and there’s still more to be done, but it means everything.”
mood when you make first team all-pro pic.twitter.com/YgPEywlpU6— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2019
King stepped his game up in his second year, as he captured 60 total tackles, three picks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery. He had a pick-six in the 25-17 win over the Seahawks that earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week award.