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Manning unanimous choice for All-Pro team

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the only unanimous selection to the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team, which was announced Friday.

Manning tied Hall of Famer Otto Graham as the only quarterbacks named to the first team seven times.

Manning set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards.

Manning was on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the league. He was also was an All-Pro from 2003-05, 2008-09 and 2012.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis each received 49 votes, and Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman each had 48.

The only rookie named to the team was Minnesota Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

Eighteen of the 27 players on the team came from the NFC.

The Eagles and Carolina Panthers each had a league-high three players named to the team. In addition to McCoy, the Eagles were also represented by offensive guard Evan Mathis and offensive tackle Jason Peters. The Panthers had linebacker Luke Kuechly, center Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert named.

The Broncos and Seahawks, who led the NFL with 13 wins, each had two players named to the All-Pro team. Denver offensive guard Louis Vasquez joins Manning and Seattle safety Earl Thomas joins Sherman.

Twelve of the 27 All-Pros are on non-playoff teams.

All-Pro team

Offense

QB: Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos)

WR: Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions) and Josh Gordon (Cleveland Browns)

RB: LeSean McCoy (Philadelphia Eagles) and Jamaal Charles (Kansas City

FB: Mike Tolbert (Carolina Panthers)

TE: Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints)

C: Ryan Kalil (Panthers)

OG: Evan Mathis (Eagles) and Louis Vasquez (Broncos)

OT: Jason Peters (Eagles) and Joe Thomas (Cleveland Browns)

Defense

DE: J.J. Watt (Houston Texans) and Robert Quinn (St. Louis Rams)

DT: Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions)

ILB: Luke Kuechly (Panthers) and NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco 49ers)

OLB: Robert Mathis (Indianapolis Colts) and Lavonte David (Buccaneers)

CB: Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks) and Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals)

S: Eric Berry (Chiefs) and Earl Thomas (Seahawks)

Special teams

K: Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)

P: Johnny Hekker (Rams)

KR: Cordarrelle Patterson (Minnesota Vikings)

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