2015 All-Pro Team

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The 2015 All-Pro Teams were named by the Associated Press (AP), the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), the Sporting News (SN), for performance in the 2015 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2016 Pro Bowl[a]), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book and also part of the language of the 2011 NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.[1] Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters.[2] The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and was released January 12, 2016.[3] The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.[4]

Teams[edit]

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback Cam Newton, Carolina (AP, PFWA, SN) Carson Palmer, Arizona (AP-2)
Halfback Adrian Peterson, Minnesota (AP, PFWA, SN)
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay (AP, PFWA, SN)
Todd Gurley, St. Louis (AP-2)
Devonta Freeman, Atlanta (AP-2)
Fullback Mike Tolbert, Carolina (AP) Patrick DiMarco, Atlanta (AP-2)
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, New England (AP, PFWA, SN) Greg Olsen, Carolina (AP-2)
Wide receiver Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh (AP, PFWA, SN)
Julio Jones, Atlanta (AP, PFWA, SN)
Brandon Marshall, New York Jets (AP-2t)
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston (AP-2t)
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants (AP-2t)
Tackle Joe Thomas, Cleveland (AP, PFWA, SN)
Tyron Smith, Dallas (PFWA, SN)
Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati (AP)
Tyron Smith, Dallas; (AP-2)
Trent Williams, Washington (AP-2)
Guard Marshal Yanda, Baltimore (AP, PFWA, SN)
Zack Martin, Dallas (PFWA, SN)
David DeCastro, Pittsburgh (AP)
Josh Sitton, Green Bay (AP-2)
Mike Iupati, Arizona (AP-2t)
Zack Martin, Dallas (AP-2t)
Center Ryan Kalil, Carolina (AP, PFWA, SN) Travis Frederick, Dallas (AP-2)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, New England (AP, PFWA, SN) Dan Bailey, Dallas (AP-2)
Punter Johnny Hekker, St. Louis (AP, PFWA, SN) Sam Koch, Baltimore (AP-2)
Return specialist Tyler Lockett, Seattle (AP)
Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota (PFWA-KR, SN-KR)
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia (PFWA-PR, SN-PR)
Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota (AP-2)
Special teams Justin Bethel, Arizona (PFWA)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Defensive end J. J. Watt, Houston (AP, PFWA, SN)
Khalil Mack, Oakland (AP, PFWA, SN)
Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets (AP-2)
Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit (AP-2)
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, St. Louis (AP, PFWA, SN)
Geno Atkins, Cincinnati (AP, PFWA, SN)
Kawann Short, Carolina (AP-2)
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia (AP-2)
Outside linebacker Von Miller, Denver (AP, PFWA, SN)
Khalil Mack, Oakland (AP, PFWA)
Thomas Davis, Carolina (AP)
Justin Houston, Kansas City (SN)
Jamie Collins, New England (AP-2)
Inside linebacker Luke Kuechly, Carolina (AP, PFWA, SN)
NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco (AP)
Bobby Wagner, Seattle (AP-2)
Derrick Johnson, Kansas City (AP-2)
Cornerback Josh Norman, Carolina (AP, PFWA, SN)
Patrick Peterson, Arizona (AP, PFWA, SN)
Richard Sherman, Seattle (AP-2)
Chris Harris, Jr., Denver (AP-2t)
Marcus Peters, Kansas City (AP-2t)
Safety Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona (AP, PFWA, SN)
Eric Berry, Kansas City (AP, PFWA)
Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati (AP-2)
Charles Woodson, Oakland (AP-2)

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press first-team All-Pro
AP-2 = Associated Press second-team All-Pro
AP-2t = Tied for second-team All-Pro in the AP vote
PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL
SN = Sporting News All-Pro

Position differences:

AP named a fullback; SN and PFWA did not.

AP named two inside linebackers; SN and PFWA named one.

AP named three outside linebackers in 2015 due to a 2d-place tie in votes.

AP named three special teams players: kicker, punter, kick returner.

SN named four special teams players: K, P, KR, punt returner.

PFWA named five special teams players: K, P, KR, PR, special teams.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2016 Pro Bowl represents the 2015 NFL season

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/collective-bargaining-agreement-2011-2020.pdf
  2. ^ "2014 All-Pro Team". Associated Press. January 2, 2015. Archived from the original on Jan 4, 2014. Retrieved Jan 2, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4690993-sporting-news-2015-nfl-all-pro-team-coaches-vote-cam-newton-adrian-peterson-jj-watt-tyrann-mathieu
  4. ^ "PFWA 2014 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams announce". PFWA.com. Retrieved Jan 12, 2015.