For 20 years, USA Today has selected an "All-Joe Team", which celebrates "first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition."
As USA Today describes, "The team was created in 1992 by longtime USA Today NFL writer Larry Weisman as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. His effort in the trenches didn't lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA Today has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since. Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl during their careers are eligible."
This year's "All-Joe Team" has one Patriot -- tight end Aaron Hernandez.
"He catches (79 receptions, 910 yards, 7 TDs), blocks and even plays running back as evidenced by his playoff performance against the Broncos."
Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington is also mentioned in the piece.
To read more on the team, CLICK HERE.