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Julio Jones named to All-Pro first team

Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones was named to the Associated Press' All-Pro first team on Friday.

Jones, who didn't receive a single All-Pro vote last season, finished the season as the NFL's leader in receiving yards with 1,871, the second-most all time behind Detroit's Calvin Johnson (1,964). Jones tied fellow All-Pro Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers with 136 catches.

Both of Jones' single-season totals set franchise records.

Jones is the first Falcons to be named All-Pro since tight end Tony Gonzalez was a first-teamer in 2012. Roddy White was the last Falcons wide receiver to make the team as a first-teamer in 2010.

Running back Devonta Freeman and fullback Patrick DiMarco were named All-Pro second team. Freeman became the first Falcon to surpass 1,000 yards since Michael Turner (2011) and scored 14 touchdowns, while DiMarco helped paved the way for Freeman's great season.