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NFL All-Pro Team 2012 : Broncos Place Three On First Team

Peyton Manning, Von Miller and Ryan Clady were selected for the 2012 NFL All-Pro FIrst Team


Peyton Manning and Von Miller were named to the 2012 NFL All-Pro team on Saturday the Associated Press announced.

Manning received 43 of 50 possible votes, showing just how dominant the voters feel he was this past season. Aaron Rodgers received 4 votes while Tom Brady received 3. It was the 6th time Manning was named to the team.

Von Miller was the other Bronco named to the team, receiving 48 of 50 possible votes at outside linebacker. Aldon Smith was his counterpart, receiving 48 possible votes.

Ryan Clady joined Duane Brown of the Houston Texans at the offensive tackle position.

Champ Bailey wasn't shut out, being named to the 2nd Team. Richard Sherman of the Seahawks and Charles Tillman on the Bears won 1st team honors.

Two players were unanimous selections with DE J.J. Watt of the Texans and RB Adrian Peterson of the Vikings claiming the honors.

As for team selections, the San Francisco 49ers had the most All-Pros with six, followed by the Seattle Seahawks with 4. The Broncos had three.

The NFC had 17 players on the first team to the AFC's 10. Only one rookie made the team, Vikings kicker Blari Walsh.

Congrats to all the Broncos that made the list!

The Associated Press All-Pro first team
Offense Defense
Pos. Player Team Votes Pos. Player Team Votes
QB Peyton Manning Broncos 43 DE J.J. Watt Texans 50
RB Adrian Peterson Vikings 50 DE Cameron Wake Dolphins 28
RB Marshawn Lynch Seahawks 24 DT Geno Atkins Bengals 42
FB Vonta Leach Ravens 26 DT Vince Wilfork Patriots 27
TE Tony Gonzalez Falcons 24 OLB Von Miller Broncos 48
WR Calvin Johnson Lions 49 OLB Aldon Smith 49ers 47
WR Brandon Marshall Bears 23 ILB Patrick Willis 49ers 30
OT Duane Brown Texans 27 ILB NaVorro Bowman 49ers 26
OT Ryan Clady Broncos 19 CB Richard Sherman Seahawks 39
G Mike Lupati 49ers 38 CB Charles Tillman Bears 37
G Jahri Evans Saints 23 S Earl Thomas Seahawks 28
C Max Unger Seahawks 16 S Dashon Goldson 49ers 20
K Blair Walsh Vikings 42 P Andy Lee 49ers 24
KR Jacoby Jones Ravens 37½

The Associated Press All-Pro second team
Offense Defense
Pos. Player Team Votes Pos. Player Team Votes
QB Aaron Rodgers Packers 4 DE Justin Smith 49ers 6
RB Alfred Morris Redskins 14 DE Julius Peppers Bears 5
RB Jamaal Charles Chiefs 7 DT Justin Smith 49ers 17
FB Jerome Felton Vikings 12 DT Ndamukong Suh Lions 5
TE Jason Witten Cowboys 19 DT Haloti Ngata Ravens 5
WR A.J. Green Bengals 16½ OLB Chad Greenway Vikings 2
WR Andre Johnson Texans OLB Ahmad Brooks 49ers 1
OT Joe Thomas Browns 17 OLB Clay Matthews Packers 1
OT Joe Staley 49ers 11 OLB DeMarcus Ware Cowboys 1
G Marshal Yanda Ravens 17 ILB Daryl Washington Cardinals 20
G Logan Mankins Patriots 7 ILB London Fletcher Redskins 7
C Maurkice Pouncey Steelers 10 CB Champ Bailey Broncos 8
K Phil Dawson Browns 4 CB Tim Jennings Bears 8
KR David Wilson Giants 3 S Eric Weddle Chargers 19
S Jairus Byrd Bills 7
P Thomas Morstead Saints 18

Complete voting (position-by-position)

Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning, Denver, 43; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, 4; Tom Brady, New England, 3.

Running backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 50; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle, 24; Alfred Morris, Washington, 14; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City, 7; Arian Foster, Houston, 3.

Fullbacks: Vonta Leach, Baltimore, 26; Jerome Felton, Minnesota, 12; Marcel Reece, Oakland, 4;Michael Robinson, Seattle, 3; Mike Tolbert, Carolina, 2; Bruce Miller, San Francisco, 1; John Kuhn, Green Bay, 1.

Tight ends: Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta, 24; Jason Witten, Dallas, 19; Rob Gronkowski, New England, 4;Jimmy Graham, New Orleans, 2; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh, 1.

Wide receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit, 49; Brandon Marshall, Chicago, 23; A.J. Green, Cincinnati, 16½; Andre Johnson, Houston, 8½; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, 1; Wes Welker, New England, 1;Julio Jones, Atlanta, 1.

Offensive tackles: Duane Brown, Houston, 27; Ryan Clady, Denver, 19; Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 17; Joe Staley, San Francisco, 11; Russell Okung, Seattle, 6; Andre Smith, Cincinnati, 5; Trent Williams, Washington, 5; Anthony Davis, San Francisco, 3; Tyson Clabo, Atlanta, 2; Phil Loadholt, Minnesota, 2; Eric Winston, Kansas City, 1; Matt Kalil, Minnesota, 1; Sebastian Vollmer, New England, 1.

Guards: Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 38; Jahri Evans, New Orleans, 23; Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 17;Logan Mankins, New England, 7; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia, 5; Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 5; Alex Boone, San Francisco, 2; Chris Snee, New York Giants, 2; Wade Smith, Houston, 1.

Centers: Max Unger, Seattle, 16; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh, 10; Chris Myers, Houston, 7; John Sullivan, Minnesota, 7; Mike Pouncey, Miami, 7; Nick Mangold, New York Jets, 2; Eric Wood, Buffalo, 1.

Kickers: Blair Walsh, Minnesota, 42; Phil Dawson, Cleveland, 4; Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland, 3;Dan Bailey, Dallas, 1.

Kick returners: Jacoby Jones, Baltimore, 37½; David Wilson, New York Giants, 3; Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo, 2½; Leon Washington, Seattle, 2; Darius Reynaud, Tennessee, 2; Randall Cobb, Green Bay, 1; Marcus Thigpen, Miami, 1; Josh Cribbs, Cleveland, 1.

Defensive ends: J.J. Watt, Houston, 50; Cameron Wake, Miami, 28; Justin Smith, San Francisco, 6;Julius Peppers, Chicago, 5; Chris Clemons, Seattle, 4; Jared Allen, Minnesota, 3; Elvis Dumervil, Denver, 1; Aldon Smith, San Francisco, 1; Charles Johnson, Carolina, 1; John Abraham, Atlanta, 1.

Defensive tackles: Geno Atkins, Cincinnati, 42; Vince Wilfork, New England, 27; Justin Smith, San Francisco, 17; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore, 5; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, 5; Henry Melton, Chicago, 2;Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay, 2.

Outside linebackers: Von Miller, Denver, 48; Aldon Smith, San Francisco, 47; Chad Greenway, Minnesota, 2; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco, 1; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 1; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas, 1.

Inside linebackers: Patrick Willis, San Francisco, 30; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, 26; Daryl Washington, Arizona, 20; London Fletcher, Washington, 7; Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 5; Jerod Mayo, New England, 4; Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh, 3; Derrick Johnson, Kansas City, 2; Lance Briggs, Chicago, 1; Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 1.

Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle, 39; Charles Tillman, Chicago, 37; Tim Jennings, Chicago, 8; Champ Bailey, Denver, 8; Patrick Peterson, Arizona, 5; Antonio Cromartie, New York Jets, 3.

Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle, 28; Dashon Goldson, San Francisco, 20; Eric Weddle, San Diego, 19; Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, 7; Stevie Brown, New York Giants, 6; Ed Reed, Baltimore, 3; Thomas DeCoud, Atlanta, 3; Donte Whitner, San Francisco, 2; T.J. Ward, Cleveland, 2; Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay, 2; William Moore, Atlanta, 1; Eric Berry, Kansas City, 1; Reshad Jones, Miami, 1; Devin McCourty, New England, 1; LaRon Landry, New York Jets, 1; Morgan Burnett, Green Bay, 1; Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati, 1; Tyvon Branch, Oakland, 1.

Punters: Andy Lee, San Francisco, 24; Thomas Morstead, New Orleans, 18; Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City, 5; Britton Colquitt, Denver, 1; Brandon Fields, Miami, 1; Brian Anger, Jacksonville, 1.