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Tre’Davious White named AP first-team All-Pro cornerback

Fantastic news for Buffalo’s top talent.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White, at the tail end of a career-defining season, has been named a first-team All-Pro cornerback by The Associated Press. The third-year pro joined Stephon Gilmore to comprise the lead cornerbacks on the vaunted roster.

Gilmore was unanimous, receiving all 50 votes. White received 28 of a possible 50 votes, easily surpassing the third-place vote-getter in San Francisco’s Richard Sherman with 10.

White won the honor after an outstanding season anchoring Buffalo’s top-tier defense. He hauled in a league-leading (and career-high) six interceptions, along with forcing two fumbles and making four tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Not only did he lead the league in interceptions, but he also finished the entire year without giving up a single touchdown in coverage, according to charting services like Pro Football Focus. That made him the first player to manage that combined feat since the 2005 season.

It’s just another step toward greatness for the 24-year-old White, who demonstrated his talent early and often with the Bills. White was a runner-up for Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017, losing to Marcus Lattimore of the New Orleans Saints, and he was a consensus All-American at LSU in 2016.

White is Buffalo’s first All-Pro since Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus in 2014. Micah Hyde was second-team All-Pro in 2017 and the last Bills player to appear at all in the final voting.

Also receiving votes were center Mitch Morse (2 of a possible 50), defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (2), linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (2), Andre Roberts (1 kick return vote, 2 punt return votes)

The next challenge for White: Shutting down DeAndre Hopkins and the Houston Texans offense and advancing in the NFL Playoffs.