Saints' Graham selected All-Pro

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham genuflects before the 49ers game. Graham was recently selected to the NFL All-Pro first team. 
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METAIRIE - New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was voted the first-team tight end for the 2013 NFL All-Pro team Friday. The team was selected by a national panel of 50 media members. Guard Jahri Evans made the second team.

Graham was one vote away from being a unanimous selection.

Graham finished the 2013 regular season with 16 touchdown receptions, a franchise record and second-most by a tight end in NFL history behind only Rob Gronkowski, who caught 17 TD passes for the Patriots in 2011. Graham also had a team-leading 86 receptions for 1,215 yards.