2010 NFL All-Pro team
Quarterback:Tom Brady, New England.
Fullback:Vonta Leach, Houston.
Tight EndJason Witten, Dallas.
Kicker: Billy Cundiff, Baltimore.
Kick Returner:Devin Hester, Chicago.
Ends:Julius Peppers, Chicago; John Abraham, Atlanta.
Punter:Shane Lechler, Oakland.
Running Backs: Michael Turner, Atlanta; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota.
Fullback: Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta.
Tight End:Antonio Gates, San Diego.
Center:Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.
Kicker:David Akers, Philadelphia.
Kick Returner:Leon Washington, Seattle.
Inside Linebackers: Brian Urlacher, Chicago; Ray Lewis, Baltimore.
Cornerbacks:Devin McCourty, New England; Charles Woodson, Green Bay.
Safeties: Nick Collins, Green Bay; and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants, Eric Weddle, San Diego, Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans, Quintin Mikell, Philadelphia, Chris Harris, Chicago, Michael Huff, Oakland, Michael Griffin, Tennessee, and Darren Sharper, New Orleans (tie).
Punter: Mat McBriar, Dallas.
The record-setting New England Patriots quarterback is the leading vote-getter for The Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro Team, the seventh consecutive year that at least one player received every vote. Three years ago, when Brady set the league record for touchdown passes, he missed being a unanimous selection by a half-vote, sharing a ballot with Brett Favre.
"I've been here for a while, so I've seen our offense evolve," Brady said. "We do some different things now than we've done in the past. Ultimately we're still trying to do the same thing, which is be productive and win games."
Brady won those 14 games as the league's leading passer, and he went an NFL-record 335 attempts without an interception. Overall, he threw 36 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.
"It's a great honor, and it's an award I've had my eye on, along with being in the Pro Bowl," Suh said. "Those are two of the highest accomplishments you can have other than winning a Super Bowl and being MVP. To be the only rookie speaks volumes about the help I got from my teammates -- especially on the defensive line -- and my coaches."
The AFC is the dominant conference with 18 of the 27 spots: nine on offense, seven on defense, two special-teamers.
Joining Brady in the backfield is one of the season's biggest surprises, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. He went from a nonentity with the Texans to the league's leading rusher with 1,616 yards and 16 TDs. The other tailback is the Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles, like Foster a first-time choice.
Foster's guide through holes in the line, Vonta Leach, is the All-Pro fullback, also for the first time.
Along with Reed, making his fifth All-Pro squad, Ngata, Suh and Mayo on defense are ends Julius Peppers and John Abraham; outside linebackers Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers and James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers; inside linebacker Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers; cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha of the Raiders and Darrelle Revis of the Jets; and safety Troy Polamalu of the Steelers.
Defensive repeaters from 2009 are Willis and Revis.
Polamalu, Peppers and Willis make it for the third time, Abraham, Harrison and Asomugha for the second.
In all, 10 AFC teams and eight from the NFC are represented. Chicago and Atlanta are the only two NFC clubs with two players.
Results of The Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro balloting selected by a national panel of media members (first-team players in bold):
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