There are three 2012 All-Pro Teams—one each named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), and Sporting News—for performance in the 2012 NFL season.[lower-alpha 1] While none of these have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2013 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 used a panel of 27 NFL coaches and executives, while the PFWA team is chosen by polling its 300+ members.
|Position||First Team||Second Team|
|Kicker||Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA)|
Phil Dawson, Cleveland, (SN)
|Phil Dawson, Cleveland, (AP-2)|
|Punter||Andy Lee, San Francisco 49ers (AP, PFWA)|
Thomas Morstead, New Orleans, (SN)
|Thomas Morstead, New Orleans, (AP-2)|
|Kick returner||Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA, SN)||David Wilson, New York Giants, (AP-2)|
|Punt returner||Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo Bills (PFWA, SN)|
|Special teams||Matthew Slater, New England Patriots (PFWA)|
- AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
- APt = Tied for First-team All-Pro in the AP vote
- AP-2 = Associated Press Second-team All-Pro
- AP-2t = Tied for Second-team All-Pro in the AP vote
- AP = chose no separate punt returner'
- AP = chose no separate special teams player
x-two voters selected only one running back. y-one voter did not select a fullback. z-one voter selected only one inside linebacker
- PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team
- SN = Sporting News All-Pro Team
- Arkush, Dan (January 10, 2013). "PFW/PFWA 2012 All-NFL team". profootballweekly.com. Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. http://www.profootballweekly.com/2013/01/10/pfwpfwa-2012-all-nfl-team.
- "2012 All-Pro Team". yahoo.com. Associated Press. January 12, 2013. Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/2012-pro-team-150157182--nfl.html.
- [ Sporting News ALl-Pro Teamhttp://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2013-01-28/nfl-all-pro-team-calvin-johnson-adrian-peterson-tom-brady]
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