Named to his third career Pro Bowl last month, Sitton received the third-most votes of all guards across the league from the AP’s panel of voters. Baltimore’s Marshal Yanda and Pittsburgh’s David DeCastro were the first-team selections. Sitton was joined on the second team by Dallas’ Zack Martin and San Francisco’s Mike Iupati, who tied for fourth in the voting. Sitton came just two votes from tying DeCastro for second and making the first team.
“Anytime you can do something at a high level and be consistent with it, I think that’s what you’re looking for,” Sitton told reporters on Friday. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have some success, and I’ve been able to stay healthy. That’s the biggest thing. Any accolades you get, it always means a lot.”
Just like last year, Sitton hasn’t been entirely healthy, but he hasn’t missed any games. Last season, he dealt with a painful toe injury that kept him from practicing often during the second half of the season. This year, it’s been a back injury that has limited him in practice, but he’s the only Packers’ offensive lineman to start all 16 regular-season games in 2015.
“I’ve always kind of prided myself on making sure I’m out there,” he said. “Sometimes it’s tough when you’re playing with four, five, six different lineups. Offensive line is a very unique position in the fact that you need five guys to be on the same page all at once. You need to have that chemistry, and you build that over a season. That’s what we were able to do last year, because we were able to stay healthy. That’s something unfortunately we haven’t been able to do this year, because of injury.
“But we have a chance to get healthy for the playoffs and make a little run here.”
Two other Packers received votes in the All-Pro voting by the AP. Inside linebacker Clay Matthews finished fifth in the voting at his position, one spot away from making the second team. Fullback John Kuhn also received a vote, tying for fourth at his position.
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