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Gronkowski, Welker earn All-Pro honors

On Friday it was announced that Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker had been named to the 2011 NFL Associated Press All-Pro team.


The Patriots had a pair of players on the 2011 NFL Associated Press All-Pro team that was announced on Friday as tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Wes Welker were rewarded for their record-setting seasons in New England.

San Francisco had the most representatives on the All-Pro team with five players, followed by Baltimore with three.

This is the second time that Welker has been a first-team All-Pro, the first coming in 2009. Welker was a second-team All-Pro in 2007 and 2008.

Gronkowski garnered 44.5 votes as compared to 5.5 for New Orleans' Jimmy Graham.

Tom Brady didn't get a single of the 50 All-Pro votes for the team, as Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers received 47.5 to 2.5 votes for New Orleans' Drew Brees.

Logan Mankins received 10 All-Pro votes to earn second-team honors, twice as many votes as fellow Pro Bowl guard teammate Brian Waters.

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen received the most votes, each player earning 49 of 50 votes.

The NFC had 16 players on the squad, compared to 12 for the AFC. A complete rundown of the voting can be found here.

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