Raiders DE Khalil Mack Named PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Raiders DE Khalil Mack Named PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is adding to his already impressive resume, being named Pro Football Writers of America's Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday.

The third-year pro turned in another outstanding season, finishing the season with 77 tackles, 11 sacks five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception and four passes defensed. The season was good enough to earn him his second-consecutive Pro Bowl, while also being named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team and PFWA All-NFL Team.

He was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month in November after posting 13 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and two passes defensed, helping the Raiders go 3-0 in November. He also earned two AFC Defensive Player of the Week Awards (Week 9 vs. Denver and Week 12 vs. Carolina), while becoming the first player since 2009 to record a sack, interception returned for a touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game when he accomplished the feat in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers.

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