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Browns Specialist Duo Makes PFWA’s All-Rookie Team

CANTON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – They might not have been on the field every play this season but when called upon they delivered. For that reason, Browns rookie kicker Austin Seibert and punter Jamie Gillan were named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.

Seibert was selected in the fifth round of last year’s draft out of Oklahoma. He made 25 of his 29 field goal attempts this year, including each of his first 16. The Browns kicker finished the season with 100 points, which set a new franchise record for a rookie.

Meanwhile, Gillan, who is also known as the “Scottish Hammer” was one of just two undrafted free agents to receive honors this year (the other being New Orleans Saints return man Deonte Harris).

Gillan averaged 41.6 yards a punt in his rookie season, which is a Browns record. The rookie out of Arkansas Pine-Bluff was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September.

Here is a look at the full All-Rookie Team.

2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

2019 OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders

2019 DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

2019 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Offense

QB – Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

RB – Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders; Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

WR – A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans; Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins

TE – Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

C – Erik McCoy, New Orleans Saints

G – Elgton Jenkins, Green Bay Packers; Dalton Risner, Denver Broncos

T – Tytus Howard, Houston Texans; Jawaan Taylor, Jacksonville Jaguars

Defense

DL – Josh Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars; Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants; Ed Oliver, Buffalo Bills

LB – Devin Bush, Pittsburgh Steelers; Dre Greenlaw, San Francisco 49ers; Devin White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CB – Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, New Orleans Saints; Sean Murphy-Bunting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

S – Darnell Savage, Green Bay Packers; Juan Thornhill, Kansas City Chiefs

Special Teams

PK – Austin Seibert, Cleveland Browns

P – Jamie Gillan, Cleveland Browns

KR – Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs

PR – Deonte Harris, New Orleans Saints

ST – Drue Tranquill, Los Angeles Chargers


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