- Paul Gutierrez, ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter
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Reece finished with eight votes, well behind the Carolina Panthers' Mike Tolbert, who had 31, but ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs' Anthony Sherman (5), the San Francisco 49ers' Bruce Miller (4) and the Green Bay Packers' John Kuhn (1).
But as much as Reece, a converted college receiver, is seen as a matchup nightmare, he was just as underused in the Raiders' offense. Reece is not your prototypical power-blocking fullback, but he does so many other things well that his only getting one touch in the Raiders' season finale is more than strange, though it was par for an increasingly frustrating course for Reece's supporters.
His versatility set him apart from the league's other fullbacks, in my opinion.
On the season, the 6-feet-1, 255-pound Reece appeared in all 16 games, starting 15, and carried the ball 46 times for 218 yards and two touchdowns while catching 32 passes for 331 yards and two more TDs.
Reece went for a career-high 123 yards rushing on 19 attempts and broke off a career-long 63-yard touchdown run in the Raiders' eventual 37-27 loss to the Jets.
The last Raiders position players on offense to receive any All-Pro recognition were quarterback Rich Gannon, receiver Jerry Rice, offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy and center Barret Robbins in 2002. Punter Shane Lechler and placekicker Sebastian Janikowski were both second-team All-Pro selections in 2011.
Reece is also heading to his second straight Pro Bowl. Imagine if the Raiders used Marcel Reece more, instead of keeping him as silent in the offense as Marcel Marceau.
Following is my All-Pro ballot:
C (1) -- Carolina Panthers' Ryan Kalil
QB (1) -- Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning
FBs (1) -- Oakland Raiders' Marcel Reece
Place Kicker (1) -- Denver Broncos' Matt Prater
Kick Returner (1) -- Denver Broncos' Trindon Holliday
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was named second-team All-Pro on Friday and, as one of 50 voters for the team, yes, he had my vote.