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Officially 'All-Pro Fred': 49ers' Warner named to First Team

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Fred Warner will represent the 49ers on the NFL's All-Pro First Team, as the standout linebacker was named among the group Friday morning.

The 24-year-old joined the Indianapolis Colts' Darius Leonard and Seattle Seahawks star Bobby Wagner as the three linebackers to earn a spot on the first team.

Warner helped lead a 49ers defense ravaged by injuries to remain among the NFL's most solid units, as San Francisco allowed the fifth-fewest yards and fourth-fewest first downs in the league. The BYU product individually finished with 79 solo tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions and one sack in 2020.

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After being a Pro Bowl selection a season ago, Warner continued his ascension into the upper echelon of NFL linebackers this season. A first-team All-Pro nod solidifies that status.

It wasn't the season anyone within the 49ers hoped for after a Super Bowl run in 2019, but as Green Bay Packers quarterback and leading MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers said earlier this season, Warner might be the best linebacker in the league.

At the very least, today's news shows that Warner 100 percent is in the conversation.

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