Three former Vols make NFL All-Pro team

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peyton Manning is the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. It's his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.

The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air.

He was chosen Friday on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro in 2003, `04, `05, `08, `09 and last season.

New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each drew 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48.

Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson is the only rookie on the squad.

Eighteen NFC players and nine from the AFC have made the 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.

SECOND TEAM 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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