Charles named to All-Pro second-team

Charles in Week 16 (courtesy John West)
Charles in Week 16 (courtesy John West)

It’s the time of year when NFL media organizations announce end of season awards.

And while the Chiefs suffered through a miserable 2-14 campaign, one player stood out.

The Associated Press on Saturday recognized his stellar season by naming running back Jamaal Charles to the second-team of the 2012 All-Pro team.

Charles’ season proved miraculous returning from a 2011 season-ending ACL injury. He finished fourth in the league in rushing (1,509 yards) and his two 200-yard rushing games in 2012 gave him three for his career, tops in franchise history.

The fifth-year pro out of Texas established career highs the past season in carries (285) and yards rushing, adding 35 catches for 236 yards and six total touchdowns (five rushing).

In December, Charles was among five Chiefs players voted to the Pro Bowl.

Meanwhile, another notable member of the AP 2012 All-Pro team is former Chiefs, current Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, who was named to the first-team.

View complete list of the 2012 All-Pro team is available here.

Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America announced its annual All-NFL team earlier in the week.