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Justin Simmons named 2021 second-team All-Pro


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — For the second time in his career, safety Justin Simmons has earned All-Pro honors.

Simmons, who tied a career high with five interceptions in 2021, was named to the Associated Press' second-team All-Pro team. Simmons received 10 votes, which tied him for third among NFL safeties.

Punter Sam Martin was the only other Bronco to receive an All-Pro vote. Cornerback Pat Surtain II and Garett Bolles, who were both named first alternates for the Pro Bowl, did not receive votes.

Simmons, who earned his first second-team All-Pro nod following the 2019 season, appeared in all 17 games this season and recorded 12 passes defensed, 80 tackles and a career-high 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.

The Broncos' veteran safety is only the fifth Denver player in the last decade to earn multiple All-Pro nods, joining Von Miller, Peyton Manning, Chris Harris Jr. and Demaryius Thomas.

Simmons is also only the third Broncos safety in franchise history to record multiple All-Pro nods with the team, as he joins Steve Atwater and Billy Thompson.

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