2010 All-Pro Team

There are three 2010 All-Pro Teams—one each named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), and Sporting News—for performance in the 2010 NFL season. While none of these have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2011 Pro Bowl), they are included (separately) in the NFL Record and Fact Book. Any player selected to any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro."

The AP team, with first- and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of 50 NFL writers; the Sporting News selection process uses a panel of 50 NFL coaches and executives, while the PFWA team is chosen by polling its 300+ members.

Teams

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback Tom Brady, New England Patriots (AP, SN, PFWA)
Running back Arian Foster, Houston Texans (AP, SN, PFWA)
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, PFWA)
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars (SN)
Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2)
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2)
Fullback[b] Vonta Leach, Houston Texans (AP) Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2)
Wide receiver Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons (AP, SN, PFWA)
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts (AP, PFWA)
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (SN)
Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions (AP-2t)
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs (AP-2t)
Tight end Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (AP, SN, PFWA) Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers (AP-2)
Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars (AP-2)
Tackle Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns (AP, SN, PFWA)
Jake Long, Miami Dolphins (AP, SN, PWFA)
Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2)
Sebastian Vollmer, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Guard Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints (AP, SN, PFWA)
Logan Mankins, New England Patriots (AP)
Chris Snee, New York Giants (SN, PFWA)
Chris Snee, New York Giants (AP-2)
Carl Nicks, New Orleans Saints (AP-2)
Center Nick Mangold, New York Jets (AP, SN, PFWA) Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Billy Cundiff, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA)
David Akers, Philadelphia Eagles (SN)
David Akers, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2)
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland Raiders (AP, SN, PFWA) Mat McBriar, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Kick returner Devin Hester, Chicago Bears (AP)
Leon Washington, Seattle Seahawks (SN, PFWA)
Leon Washington, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2)
Punt returner[d] Devin Hester, Chicago Bears (SN, PFWA)
Special teams[e] Eric Weems, Atlanta Falcons (PFWA)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Defensive end Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears (AP, SN, PFWA)
John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons (AP, SN)
Justin Tuck, New York Giants (PFWA)
Justin Tuck, New York Giants (AP-2)
Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants (AP-2)
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens (AP, SN, PFWA)
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions (AP, SN, PFWA)
B. J. Raji, Green Bay Packers (PFWA)
Vince Wilfork, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills (AP-2)
Outside linebacker[c] Clay Matthews III, Green Bay Packers (AP, SN, PFWA)
James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, SN, PFWA)
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins (SN)
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Inside linebacker[c] Jerod Mayo, New England Patriots (AP, PFWA)
Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers (AP)
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2)
Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears (AP-2)
Cornerback Darrelle Revis, New York Jets (AP, PFWA)
Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders (AP)
Asante Samuel, Philadelphia Eagles (SN, PFWA)
Devin McCourty, New England Patriots (SN)
Devin McCourty, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Safety Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, SN, PFWA)
Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens (AP, SN, PFWA)
Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Antrel Rolle, New York Giants (AP-2t)
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers (AP-2t)
Malcolm Jenkins, New Orleans Saints (AP-2t)
Quintin Mikell, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2t)
Chris Harris, Chicago Bears (AP-2t)
Michael Huff, Oakland Raiders (AP-2t)
Michael Griffin, Tennessee Titans (AP-2t)
Darren Sharper, New Orleans Saints (AP-2t)
a Each AP voter is given one vote per slot (e.g., voters vote for one QB, two WRs, etc.). The Second Team consists of the runners-up at each position (e.g., the second-highest vote getter at QB, the third- and fourth-highest at RB, etc.). Tom Brady was a unanimous selection for All-Pro QB, so there is no Second Team QB.
b Only the AP designates fullbacks.
c The Sporting News groups all linebackers together and names three total, the PFWA names two outside and one inside (middle) linebacker (as in a 4-3 defense), while the AP designates two outside and two inside linebackers.
d The AP does not designate a punt returner.
e Only PFWA designates a special teams player.

Key

  • AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
  • AP-2 = Associated Press Second-team All-Pro
  • AP-2t = Tied for Second-team All-Pro in the AP vote
  • PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team
  • SN = The Sporting News All-Pro Team

References

Cameron Wake

Derek Cameron Wake (born January 30, 1982) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Penn State University, and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2005.

Wake has also played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), earning the league's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2007. He recorded 39 sacks over his first two seasons in the CFL, earning Western Division All-Star honors as well as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award both years.

In 2009, Wake signed with the Miami Dolphins and has been with the team ever since, while establishing himself as one of the premier DEs in the NFL. Wake has been selected to 5 Pro Bowls (4 at DE, 1 at OLB), and is a four time first or second team All-Pro. His 98 career sacks (all with the Dolphins) ranks him 2nd all-time in club history, only to Hall of Famer Jason Taylor's 131 sacks, and also ranks 2nd all-time amongst "undrafted free agents", only to Hall of Famer John Randle's 137.5 sacks.

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo Sr (born February 23, 1986) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire National Football League (NFL) career playing for the New England Patriots. He played college football for the University of Tennessee. Mayo was drafted by the Patriots tenth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft, and was named the 2008 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

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.

Rob Gronkowski

Robert James Gronkowski (born May 14, 1989), nicknamed "Gronk", is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Gronkowski played college football for the University of Arizona, winning several awards, including being named a Sporting News and Rivals.com Freshman All-American. The Patriots drafted Gronkowski in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 42nd pick, after missing his junior year due to back surgery.

Notable for being a skilled receiver and talented blocker, Gronkowski has set several NFL records. He has the most seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards by a tight end with four. Gronkowski also has the most career postseason receiving yards by a tight end (1,163) and is the only tight end in NFL history to reach 1,000 or more yards. He has the most career postseason receiving touchdowns for his position with 12, as well as the most receptions (23) and receiving yards (297) by a tight end in Super Bowl history.

One of the most recognisable football players of the 2010s with a larger-than-life personality on and off the field, Gronkowski is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII). He is also a five-time Pro Bowl and four-time First Team All-Pro selection, and has been the highest ranked tight end in the NFL Top 100 for six consecutive years since 2013. With his numerous accomplishments and accolades, Gronkowski is regarded by many sports analysts, writers and peers as the most dominant tight end to ever play the game.

Sebastian Vollmer

Sebastian Georg Vollmer (German pronunciation: [zeˈbasti̯an ˈɡeːɔɐ̯k ˈfɔlmɐ]; born July 10, 1984) is a former German American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Houston and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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