Troy Polamalu & Maurkice Pouncey Voted First-team All-Pro
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and center Maurkice Pouncey were both voted first team All-Pro by the Associated Press on Friday. Polamalu recorded 91 tackles this year for the Steelers to go along with 2 interceptions and 1 sack. He started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2011. Pouncey started 14 games for the Steelers this season at center. Both Polamalu and Pouncey were voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl team as well and this makes the 4th time Polamalu has been voted All-Pro as he also made first-team in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Pouncey earned second-team All-Pro honors last year in his rookie season.
2011 Associated Press All-Pro Team roster
Quarterback — Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay.
Running Backs — Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia.
Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore.
Tight End — Rob Gronkowski, New England.
Wide Receivers — Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Wes Welker, New England.
Tackles — Jason Peters, Philadelphia; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.
Guards — Carl Nicks, New Orleans; Jahri Evans, New Orleans.
Center — Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.
Placekicker — David Akers, San Francisco.
Kick Returner — Patrick Peterson, Arizona.
Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants.
Tackles — Haloti Ngata, Baltimore; Justin Smith, San Francisco.
Outside Linebackers — Terrell Suggs, Baltimore; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas.
Inside Linebacker — Patrick Willis, San Francisco; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, and Derrick Johnson, Kansas City.
Cornerbacks — Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Darrelle Revis, New York Jets.
Safeties — Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh; Eric Weddle, San Diego.
Punter — Andy Lee, San Francisco.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback — Drew Brees, New Orleans.
Running Backs — Ray Rice, Baltimore; Arian Foster, Houston.
Fullback — John Kuhn, Green Bay.
Tight End — Jimmy Graham, New Orleans.
Wide Receivers — Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Victor Cruz, New York Giants.
Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston; Joe Staley, San Francisco.
Guards — Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Logan Mankins, New England.
Center — Ryan Kalil, Carolina, and Nick Mangold, New York Jets.
Placekicker — Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland.
Kick Returner — Devin Hester, Chicago.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Ends — Justin Smith, San Francisco; Jason Babin, Philadelphia.
Tackles — Geno Atkins, Cincinnatil Vince Wilfork, New England, and Richard Seymour, Oakland.
Outside Linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Von Miller, Denver.
Inside Linebackers — Brian Cushing, Houston; London Fletcher, Washington.
Cornerbacks — Johnathan Joseph, Houston; Carlos Rogers, San Francisco.
Safeties — Ed Reed, Baltimore; Earl Thomas, Seattle.
Punter — Shane Lechler, Oakland.