Patterson named All-Pro kick returner
Cordarrelle Patterson (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)
Cordarrelle Patterson (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)
VikingUpdate.com
Posted Jan 3, 2014


Cordarrelle Patterson was the only Viking named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press Friday, with Adrian Peterson checking in as a second-team selection.

The Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members:

FIRST-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.


FIRST-TEAM 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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