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Vikings’ Peterson, Texans’ Watt are unanimous All-Pro choices

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NEW YORK » Minnesota’s 2,000-yard man Adrian Peterson and Houston’s pass-swatting end J.J. Watt were unanimous choices for the Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.

Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record, and Watt, who led the NFL with 201/2 sacks, were selected by all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.

Peterson is a three-time All-Pro, while Watt represents lots of new blood. He’s among 17 players making their All-Pro debuts.

Peyton Manning made his sixth team, the previous five while quarterbacking Indianapolis.

Also chosen for the sixth time was Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez, who this season moved into second place on the career receptions list. San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis made it for the fifth time in his six pro seasons.

The 49ers had the most All-Pros, six: Willis, fellow LBs NaVorro Bowman and Aldon Smith, guard Mike Iupati, safety Dashon Goldson and punter Andy Lee.

Seattle was next with RB Marshawn Lynch, center Max Unger (an HBA grad), cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas.

Denver had three All-Pros: LB Von Miller, tackle Ryan Clady and Manning.

One rookie, Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh, was chosen.

Also on offense were Baltimore fullback Vonta Leach; Detroit WR Calvin Johnson and Chicago WR Brandon Marshall; Houston tackle Duane Brown; New Orleans guard Jahri Evans; Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones; Miami DE Cameron Wake; Cincinnati DT Geno Atkins and New England DT Vince Wilfork; and Chicago CB Charles Tillman.

 

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