2006 All-Pro Team

The 2006 All-Pro Team comprised the National Football League players that were named to the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), or The Sporting News All-Pro teams in 2006. Both first and second teams are listed for the AP team. The three teams are included in Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. In 2006, the PFWA and the publication Pro Football Weekly combined their All-Pro teams.

Teams

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (AP, PFWA, SN) Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts (AP-2)
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Larry Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, PFWA, SN)
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams (AP-2)
Fullback Lorenzo Neal, San Diego Chargers (AP) Mike Karney, New Orleans Saints (AP-2t)
Ovie Mughelli, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2t)
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Colts (AP, PFWA, SN)
Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals (AP, PFWA, SN)
Torry Holt, St. Louis Rams (AP-2)
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (AP-2)
Tight end Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers (AP, PFWA, SN) Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Tackle Jammal Brown, New Orleans Saints (AP, PFWA)
Willie Anderson, Cincinnati Bengals (AP)
Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks (PFWA, SN)
Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore Ravens (SN)
Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2)
Jonathan Ogden, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2)
Guard Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota Vikings (PFWA, SN)
Shawn Andrews, Philadelphia Eagles (AP, SN)
Alan Faneca, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA)
Will Shields, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2)
Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota, (AP-2)
Center Olin Kreutz, Chicago Bears (AP, PFWA, SN) Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis Colts (AP-2)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears (AP, PFWA, SN) Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers (AP-2)
Punter Brian Moorman, Buffalo Bills (AP, PFWA, SN) Mat McBriar, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Kick Returner Devin Hester, Chicago Bears (AP)
Justin Miller, New York Jets (PFWA, SN)
Justin Miller, New York Jets (AP-2)
Punt Returner Devin Hester, Chicago Bears (PFWA, SN)
Special Teams Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chicago Bears (PFWA)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Defensive end Jason Taylor, Miami Dolphins (AP, PFWA, SN)
Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Aaron Kampman, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Aaron Schobel, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)
Defensive tackle Jamal Williams, San Diego Chargers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, SN)
Richard Seymour, New England Patriots (AP-2)
John Henderson, Jacksonville Jaguars (AP-2)
Inside linebacker Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears (AP, PFWA, SN)
Zach Thomas, Miami Dolphins (AP)
Al Wilson, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Bart Scott, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Adalius Thomas, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA)
Shawne Merriman, San Diego Chargers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Lance Briggs, Chicago Bears (SN)
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Lance Briggs, Chicago Bears (AP-2)
Cornerback Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos (AP, PFWA, SN)
Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville Jaguars (AP, PFWA, SN)
Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders (AP-2)
Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Safety Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA, SN)
Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia Eagles (AP)
Adrian Wilson, Arizona Cardinals (PFWA, SN)
Kerry Rhodes, New York Jets (AP-2)
Adrian Wilson, Arizona Cardinals (AP-2)

Key

  • AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
  • AP-2 = Associated Press Second-team All-Pro
  • PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team
  • SN = Sporting News All-Pro Team

References

Brian Urlacher

Brian Urlacher (; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for The University of New Mexico, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and became one of the school's most decorated athletes.

The Bears selected Urlacher with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Urlacher quickly established himself as one of the NFL's most productive defensive players. After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, he was elected to eight Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005. His playing style, accomplishments and reputation have made him one of the team's most popular players. After retiring from professional football, he was briefly an analyst for Fox Sports 1. He was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on February 3, 2018.

Devin Hester

Devin Devorris Hester Sr. (born November 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Miami, where he was the first player in the university’s recent history to play in all three phases of American football: offense, defense and special teams. In addition to Chicago, Hester also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks over his eleven-season NFL career.

Originally drafted as a cornerback, Hester quickly made an impact as a kick returner, and later became a wide receiver. He holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns (punt and kickoff combined) and most all-time punt return touchdowns. He is widely regarded as one of the best return specialists in NFL history, and was the first person ever to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown.

List of career achievements by Peyton Manning

This is a list of career achievements by former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha ( NAHM-dee AH-səm-wah; born July 6, 1981) is a Nigerian American actor, producer and former American football cornerback. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. For many years he was considered one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL. In his 11-year career, he was voted All-Pro four times, including two times to the first team.

Asomugha received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Carl King in the film Crown Heights (2017). He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Variety named him one of the seven breakout performers of 2017.

Peyton Manning

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. Considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time due to his numerous career achievements, he spent 14 seasons with the Colts and was a member of the Denver Broncos in his last four seasons. Manning played college football for the University of Tennessee, leading the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He is the second son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and older brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning was selected by the Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he improved the fortunes of the struggling Colts franchise and helped transform them into consistent playoff contenders. During his tenure as starting quarterback, Manning led the team to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl title, the franchise's first in over three decades, as well as their first since relocating to Indianapolis.

After undergoing neck surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2011 season, Manning was released by the Colts and signed with the Broncos. Serving as the team's starting quarterback from 2012 to 2015, he contributed to the Broncos reaching the top of their division each year and his playing career concluded with a victory in Super Bowl 50.

Manning holds many NFL records, including touchdown passes (539), AP MVP awards (5), Pro Bowl appearances (14), 4,000-yard passing seasons (14), single-season passing yards (5,477 in 2013), single-season passing touchdowns (55 in 2013), tied for most First-Team All Pros for a quarterback with 7, and is second in career passing yards (71,940). A two-time Super Bowl winner and the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, Manning is also the only quarterback to start the Super Bowl for two franchises more than once each, with different coaches at each Super Bowl start (Dungy, Caldwell, Fox, Kubiak), and the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two franchises. At 39 years of age, Manning was the oldest quarterback to start in and win a Super Bowl until Tom Brady surpassed him by winning a Super Bowl at 41.During a 2009 Monday Night Football game, Manning received the nickname "The Sheriff" from color commentator Jon Gruden due to his tendency to audible prior to the snap, and he was one of the most recognizable and parodied players in the NFL. Teams led by Manning typically utilized the hurry-up offense in place of the standard huddle.

Robbie Gould

Robert Paul Gould III (; born December 6, 1982) is an American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played with the Chicago Bears from 2005 to 2015, during which he became the franchise's all-time leading scorer. Gould was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Penn State. Gould is the second most accurate kicker in NFL History, only behind Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens.

Shawne Merriman

Shawne DeAndre Merriman (born May 25, 1984), nicknamed "Lights Out", is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Maryland and was drafted 12th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2005 NFL Draft. He earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in his first season and recorded ​39 1⁄2 quarterback sacks in his first three seasons, also making three Pro Bowls as well as two All-Pro selections. He was hampered by injuries his next three seasons, and the Chargers waived Merriman midseason in 2010. He was acquired through waivers by the Buffalo Bills that season, but he only played minimally with the Bills due to continued injuries. He was released by the Bills before the 2012 season before they re-signed him mid-season.

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