Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named 2013 Second Team All-Pro

The Associated Press has now announced their 2013 NFL All-Pro team and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown earned second-team honors for his 110 catch, 1,499 yard season.

Brown, who set a new franchise single-season receiving yardage record in 2013, was the only Steelers player to earn All-Pro honors which is based on the voting of a national panel of 50 media members.

As far as other teams in the AFC North go, the Cleveland Browns led the way with five players earning All-Pro status as wide receiver Josh Gordon and tackle Joe Thomas both received first-team honors, while center Alex Mack, cornerback Joe Haden and safety T.J. Ward all made the second-team.

The Cincinnati Bengals had two players earn All-Pro status as wide receiver A.J. Green and linebacker Vontaze Burfict earned first-team and second-team honors respectively. Kicker Justin Tucker was the only Baltimore Ravens player to earn All-Pro status as he was honored with a first-team selection.

The Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver.

Running Backs: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City.

Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina.

Tight End: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans.

Wide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland.

Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia.

Guards: Louis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina.

Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore.

Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota.

DEFENSE

Ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis.

Tackles: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit.

Outside Linebackers: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay.

Inside Linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco.

Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona.

Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City.

Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: None.

Running Backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay.

Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland.

Tight End: Vernon Davis, San Francisco.

Wide Receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh.

Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco.

Guards: Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay.

Center: Alex Mack, Cleveland.

Placekicker: Matt Prater, Denver.

Kick Returner: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City.

DEFENSE

Ends: Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina.

Tackles: Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco.

Outside Linebackers: Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco.

Inside Linebackers: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona.

Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee.

Safeties: Eric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants.

Punter: Brandon Fields, Miami.

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  • Jason

    It could be argued that he deserved first team honors over “garbage time” Gordon who got the majority of his numbers when games were out of reach. Congrats on 2nd team anyway.

  • WilliamSekinger

    The exact same thought went through my mind when I saw this.

  • AzheDraven

    I think Lacy does not deserve to be on that list over people like Lynch and Forte, even Bell is waaaaaaaaaaay better. Also, I believe Peterson is only because of his name as he hadn’t a great season (unlike last year)
    And everyone is saying Gordon is a beast but that may be just because no one cared what the Browns could do because they would not win the game, so maybe thats why Ike and co. let him have 200+ yards in the first game.

  • DrakePirate

    I dont know … from what I’ve seen of the guy, I think he is the best WR in the game right now … including CJ … i know that is saying a lot.

  • BurgherinMD

    Truly has come into his own as a solid no. 1 and possesses every bit of the open-field vision of Holmes just without the “awake and bake” attitude and drowsiness during WR meetings.

  • dennisdoubleday

    Cleveland had 5 All-Pros? Good thing they didn’t have more or they might have reached 6-10.

  • Jacob Dixon

    How did the browns have 5 players on the all pro team when they couldn’t even win a game

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Poor coaching.

  • JT

    You can thank Rodgers going down for Lacy. Once the rookie hype fades and Rodgers is healthy he’ll slink back into obscurity.

  • JT

    Gordon is a monster, no doubt. However, that doesn’t make the garbage time title less fitting. He can be schemed away since he’s the only weapon the Browns have. I had him on my fantasy team, and many times he salvaged games with meaningless games and TDs late. That’s not to say he didn’t produce, but he was presented with much different opportunities then guys like Brown and Megatron who’s teams were always in games.

  • JT

    One of them isn’t a QB or RB.

  • DrakePirate

    point made … but he was working with less than ideal QB’s but not too shabby for AB nonetheless …

  • Rubem Dornas

    And think that they prefer choosing Richardson at #3 and Weeden at #22 pick instead of Russell Wilson or Kirk Cousins. They could be annoying to the AFC North if they could pick better in the draft.

  • John Hinton

    Remember KC last year…