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  Center Corey Linsley Earns All-Pro Selection  
  January 14, 2021 Edition  
     Green Bay Packers center and Boardman native Corey Linsley has been named a first-team All-Pro for the 2020 NFL season by the Associated Press.
      Linsley, who was the highest-graded center at Pro Football Focus this season, received 18 of the possible 50 votes for first-team All-Pro. While Linsley was the first-team center, Ryan Kelly of the Indianapolis Colts and Frank Ragnow of the Detroit Lions shared second-team honors.
      Linsley, who didn’t make the Pro Bowl, is a first-time All-Pro.
      Despite missing three games with a knee injury, Linsley still only allowed one sack and four total pressures over 734 total snaps and 437 pass-blocking snaps, per PFF. He was also the site’s highest-graded run-blocker, a testament to his impact in creating holes in the wide-zone run scheme for running backs Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon in 2020.
      Linsley only allowed a pressure in three of his 13 games played. He was the anchor to an offensive line that allowed a sack percentage of just 3.6 on Aaron Rodgers, the best of his career as a starting quarterback.
      Linsley also produced a run-blocking grade of 70.0 or better in 10 of his 13 games.
      A fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2014, Linsley has been the starting center in Green Bay for the past seven seasons. Now 29, he is an unrestricted free agent following this season.
      The Packers named Linsley the team’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award this year, highlighting his work off the field.
      Linsley is a 2009 graduate of Boardman High School, where he earned first-team All-Federal League, All-Northeast Ohio and second-team All-Ohio honors. He then played at Ohio State, earning All Big Ten laurels in 2013.
 
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