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Oakland Raiders Defensive End Khalil Mack Voted Sporting News 2016 Defensive Player Of The Year


Defensive End Khalil Mack

Another day, another end-of-season award for Khalil Mack.

The Oakland Raiders defensive end was once again a menace for quarterbacks in 2016, and after being named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, the awards have been coming early and often for No. 52.

Not only was he named an Associated Press First-Team All-Pro for the second year in a row, he was also named the NFL 101 Awards' AFC Defensive Player of the Year, and the Pro Football Writers of America's Defensive Player of the Year as well.

Now, Mack has also been recognized as the Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller and Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry for the right to take the award home in 2016.

The dominant edge rusher finished his third season in Silver and Black with 77 tackles, 11 sacks, one interception returned for touchdown, four passes defensed, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries, helping the Raiders make their first playoff berth since 2002 in the process.

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