Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Jan. 3, 2014
Just one week after earning a Pro Bowl selection for the second-straight year, the Associated Press announced Friday that Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has been named AP's second-team All-Pro.
Though he is now a two-time Pro Bowler, this marks the first time that Reece has been named All-Pro. He marks the first Raider to receive the honors since both kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler were deemed All-Pro in 2011.
Reece, who was originally a wide receiver at the University of Washington, has become a versatile weapon for the Raiders, playing fullback while also serving as an emergency running back with great receiving abilities.
The 6-foot-1, 255-pound fullback saw action in all 16 games with 15 starts in 2013, ranking fourth on the team with 218 rushing yards on 46 carries with two touchdowns. Reece also totaled 32 receptions for 331 yards and two scores.
In Reece's four years with the Raiders, he has 152 rushes for 723 yards and three touchdowns, and 138 receptions for 1,481 yards and eight scores.