The 2011 NFL AP All-Pro Team was released on Friday and the New England Patriots found two of their players on the first team and two on the second team.
The two players from the Patriots named to the AP All-Pro First Team were wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski. The two named to the AP All-Pro Second Team were guard Logan Mankins and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.
The San Francisco 49ers had the most All-Pro’s with five selections. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions and defensive end Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings each received the highest total of votes (49 out of a possible 50).
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Quarterback — Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay.
Running Backs — Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia.
Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore.
Tight End — Rob Gronkowski, New England.
Wide Receivers — Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Wes Welker, New England.
Tackles — Jason Peters, Philadelphia; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.
Guards — Carl Nicks, New Orleans; Jahri Evans, New Orleans.
Center — Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.
Placekicker — David Akers, San Francisco.
Kick Returner — Patrick Peterson, Arizona.
Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants.
Tackles — Haloti Ngata, Baltimore; Justin Smith, San Francisco.
Outside Linebackers — Terrell Suggs, Baltimore; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas.
Inside Linebacker — Patrick Willis, San Francisco; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, and Derrick Johnson, Kansas City.
Cornerbacks — Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Darrelle Revis, New York Jets.
Safeties — Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh; Eric Weddle, San Diego.
Punter — Andy Lee, San Francisco.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Quarterback — Drew Brees, New Orleans.
Running Backs — Ray Rice, Baltimore; Arian Foster, Houston.
Fullback — John Kuhn, Green Bay.
Tight End — Jimmy Graham, New Orleans.
Wide Receivers — Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Victor Cruz, New York Giants.
Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston; Joe Staley, San Francisco.
Guards — Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Logan Mankins, New England.
Center — Ryan Kalil, Carolina, and Nick Mangold, New York Jets.
Placekicker — Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland.
Kick Returner — Devin Hester, Chicago.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Ends — Justin Smith, San Francisco; Jason Babin, Philadelphia.
Tackles — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati, Vince Wilfork, New England, and Richard Seymour, Oakland.
Outside Linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Von Miller, Denver.
Inside Linebackers — Brian Cushing, Houston; London Fletcher, Washington.
Cornerbacks — Johnathan Joseph, Houston; Carlos Rogers, San Francisco.
Safeties — Ed Reed, Baltimore; Earl Thomas, Seattle.
Punter — Shane Lechler, Oakland.