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Aaron Donald, Aaron Rodgers highlight AP All-Pro team

Field Level Media
15 Jan 2022, 04:40 GMT+10

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his favorite target, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, lead The Associated Press 2021 NFL All-Pro team, announced Friday.

It's the fourth selection for Rodgers and the second for Adams. Voters were 50 members of the national media.

Adams was one of five unanimous selections to the team, joining fellow wideout Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt and Aaron Donald, the Rams defensive tackle.

It is the seventh selection for Donald and the third for Watt, who last week tied Michael Strahan's NFL record for sacks with 22.5.

Other multi-time honorees are Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin and Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, each with five; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (four); and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward (three). Cleveland Browns edge rusher Myles Garrett and Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard were selected for a second time.

Among the 15 first-time honorees is Micah Parsons, the rookie linebacker for the Cowboys.

"I think it's an extraordinary honor," Parsons told The Associated Press. "It speaks to the work and the position the Cowboys put me in. I think it's just a true blessing. It just makes you want to go harder. ... I've got to just keep working and keep getting better and find a way to beat this season next year, which is the harder part."

The 2021 AP NFL All-Pro Team:

OFFENSE

QB, Aaron Rodgers, Packers

RB, Jonathan Taylor, Colts

TE, Mark Andrews, Ravens

WR, Davante Adams, Packers

WR, Cooper Kupp, Rams

WR, Deebo Samuel, 49ers

LT, Trent Williams, 49ers

RT, Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers

LG, Joel Bitonio, Browns

RG, Zack Martin, Cowboys

C, Jason Kelce, Eagles

DEFENSE

EDGE, T.J. Watt, Steelers

EDGE, Myles Garrett, Browns

DL, Aaron Donald, Rams

DL, Cam Heyward, Steelers

LB, Darius Leonard, Colts

LB, Micah Parsons, Cowboys

LB, De'Vondre Campbell, Packers

CB, Trevon Diggs, Cowboys

CB, Jalen Ramsey, Rams

S, Kevin Byard, Titans

S, Jordan Poyer, Bills

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK, Justin Tucker, Ravens

P, A.J. Cole, Raiders

KR, Braxton Berrios, Jets

PR, Devin Duvernay, Ravens

ST, J.T. Gray, Saints

LS, Luke Rhodes, Colts

--Field Level Media

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