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Three Steelers Selected To Associated Press All-Pro Team


The Steelers had three players selected to the 2008 Associated Press All-Pro Team on Friday. LB James Harrison and S Troy Polamalu were selected as First-Team defensive players, while LB James Farrior was selected as a Second-Team defensive player. The selections were made by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Below is the full list of the selections.

First-Team Offense

Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis.

Running backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Michael Turner, Atlanta.

Fullback: Le\’Ron McClain, Baltimore.

Tight end: Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City.

Wide receivers: Andre Johnson, Houston; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona.

Tackles: Jordan Gross, Carolina; Michael Roos, Tennessee.

Guards: Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota; Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants.

Center: Kevin Mawae, Tennessee.

Placekicker: Stephen Gostkowski, New England.

Kick returner: Leon Washington, N.Y. Jets.
First-Team Defense

Ends: Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants; Jared Allen, Minnesota.

Tackles: Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee; Kevin Williams, Minnesota.

Outside linebackers: DaMarcus Ware, Dallas; James Harrison, Pittsburgh.

Inside linebackers: Ray Lewis, Baltimore; Jon Beason, Carolina.

Cornerbacks: Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland; Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee.

Safeties: Ed Reed, Baltimore; Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh.

Punter: Shane Lechler, Oakland.
Second-Team Offense

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Saints QB Drew Brees led the league with 5,069 passing yards.

Quarterback: Drew Brees, New Orleans.

Running backs: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina; Clinton Portis, Washington.

Fullback: Madison Hedgecock, N.Y. Giants.

Tight end: Jason Witten, Dallas.

Wide receivers: Steve Smith, Carolina; Wes Welker, New England.

Tackles: Ryan Clady, Denver; (tie) David Stewart, Tennessee; Walter Jones, Seattle; Jason Peters, Buffalo; David Diehl, N.Y. Giants; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.

Guards: Kris Dielman, San Diego; Alan Faneca, N.Y. Jets.

Center: Shaun O\’Hara, N.Y. Giants.

Placekicker: John Carney, N.Y. Giants.

Kick returner: Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay.
Second-Team Defense

Ends: Julius Peppers, Carolina; John Abraham, Atlanta.

Tackles: Kris Jenkins, N.Y. Jets; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore.

Outside linebackers: Joey Porter, Miami; Terrell Suggs, Baltimore.

Inside linebackers: Patrick Willis, San Francisco; James Farrior, Pittsburgh.

Cornerbacks: Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Antoine Winfield, Minnesota.

Safeties: Adrian Wilson, Arizona; (tie) Quintin Mikell, Philadelphia; Nick Collins, Green Bay.

Punter: Donnie Jones, Miami.

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