David, Suh Named NFL All-Pro

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Former Huskers Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh were chosen by The Associated Press on Friday as NFL All-Pro first-team selections.

The ex-Blackshirts were among a group of 25 players to earn first-team All-Pro honors. Nebraska was one of only four schools with two or more first-team selections, including Texas and Tennessee with three each and Wisconsin who also had two selections. Nebraska was the only school with a pair of first-team defensive players.

In his fourth season with the Detroit Lions, Suh earned All-Pro honors for the third time. He was also a first-team selection in 2010 while earning second-team accolades in 2012. This season, Suh made 49 tackles including 5.5 sacks for the Lions.

In his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, David ranked sixth in the NFL in tackles with 144, including 106 solo tackles and six sacks. David also had five interceptions, second-most among linebackers.

At Nebraska, Suh was The Associated Press Player of the Year in 2009 and won the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik awards while finishing fourth in the Heisman voting.

David was the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and a first-team All-American in 2011 while finishing his career with 285 tackles to rank fourth in school history.

Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice, his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback. The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air.

Manning was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. He was also an All-Pro in 2003, '04, '05, '08, '09 and last season.

New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each received 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48. Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was the only rookie on the squad.

Eighteen NFC players and nine from the AFC made the team.

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