Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Pac-10 presence on All-NFL team
By ESPN.com staff
Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America have announced their 2010 All-NFL team, and there's plenty of Pac-10 presence.
Former USC linebacker Clay Matthews was named Defensive MVP, and he led three Pac-10 defenders on the team:
Haloti Ngata, DT, Baltimore (Oregon)
Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay (USC)
Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh (USC)
Further, an All-Rookie team was announced, and four from the Pac-10 made the team.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay (Oregon)
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England (Arizona)
Tyson Alualu, DE, Jacksonville (California)
*T.J. Ward, S, Cleveland (Oregon)
*Ward also was honored for special teams.
It's fair to say that Blount's fortunes have taken a positive turn since Sept. 3, 2009.