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Pac-12 owns the NFL

1/17/2012

Pro Football Weekly released its 2011 All-NFL team this week, and it's got an extraordinary amount of Pac-12 flavor.

How much flavor? How about the Offensive MVP (Aaron Rodgers), Defensive MVP (Terrell Suggs), and Coach of the Year (Jim Harbaugh)? How about three offensive players, four defensive players and a specialist?

Here's the team.

Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America

2011 All-NFL Team

Offense

Quarterback

Aaron Rodgers / Packers

Running backs

Maurice Jones-Drew / Jaguars

LeSean McCoy / Eagles

Wide receivers

Calvin Johnson / Lions

Wes Welker / Patriots

Tight end

Rob Gronkowski / Patriots

Center

Maurkice Pouncey / Steelers

Offensive guards

Jahri Evans / Saints

Carl Nicks / Saints

Offensive tackles

Jason Peters / Eagles

Joe Thomas / Browns

Defense

Defensive ends

Jared Allen / Vikings

Jason Pierre-Paul / Giants

Defensive tackles

Haloti Ngata / Ravens

Justin Smith / 49ers

Outside linebackers

DeMarcus Ware / Cowboys

Terrell Suggs / Ravens

Inside linebacker

Patrick Willis / 49ers

Cornerbacks

Darrelle Revis / Jets

Johnathan Joseph / Texans

Safeties

Troy Polamalu / Steelers

Eric Weddle / Chargers


Specialists

Placekicker

David Akers / 49ers

Punter

Andy Lee / 49ers

Punt returner

Patrick Peterson / Cardinals

Kickoff returner

Joe McKnight / Jets

Special-teamer

Matthew Slater / Patriots

Most Valuable Player — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Defensive MVP — Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs

Coach of the Year — 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh

Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton

Offensive Rookie of the Year — Panthers QB Cam Newton

Most Improved Player of the Year — Giants WR Victor Cruz

Comeback Player of the Year — Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Executive of the Year — 49ers GM Trent Baalke

Assistant Coach of the Year — Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips