Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) acknowledges the fans during the closing ceremony following the game against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

All-Pro Team Unveiled, Two Vikings Included


The 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team has been announced and it includes two Minnesota Vikings.  Running back Adrian Peterson was named the second team running back while rookie kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was named the only rookie to the squad.

Here is the entire roster of the 2013 All-Pro 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.

Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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

Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Taylor Mays (26) and strong safety George Iloka (43) in the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Congratulations to everyone chosen to the team.  Also, Cordarrelle Patterson and Adrian Peterson will are two players that fans are proud to have represent their team.

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