Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/12/13
Two Minnesota Vikings were first-team selections on the 2012 AP All-Pro squad released Saturday, as both tailback Adrian Peterson and kicker Blair Walsh were honored by media members. Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway and fullback Jerome Felton made the AP's second team. Peterson led the Vikings to a 10-6 regular-season record and a surprise playoff berth by amassing 2,097 rushing yards less than a year after major knee surgery. He also had 40 receptions and 13 total touchdowns. Peterson and Houston defensive lineman J.J. Watt were the only two unanimous selections among AP first-team honorees. Walsh, a rookie out of Georgia, connected on 35 field goals in 38 attempts. He also made all 10 of his 50-plus-yard field-goal attempts. Greenway racked up 148 tackles for Minnesota's improved defense in 2012, to go along with 3.0 sacks and one interception. Felton earned acclaim for often clearing the way for long runs by Peterson, who rushed for the second-highest single-season yardage total in NFL history. The AP All-Pro teams are selected annually by a national panel of 50 media members. The full teams are listed below. FIRST TEAM Offense Quarterback--Peyton Manning, Denver Running Backs--Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Fullback--Vonta Leach, Baltimore Tight End--Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Wide Receivers--Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Brandon Marshall, Chicago Tackles--Duane Brown, Houston; Ryan Clady, Denver Guards--Mike Iupati, San Francisco; Jahri Evans, New Orleans Center--Max Unger, Seattle Placekicker--Blair Walsh, Minnesota Kick Returner--Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Defense Ends--J.J. Watt, Houston; Cameron Wake, Miami Tackles--Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Vince Wilfork, New England Outside Linebackers--Von Miller, Denver; Aldon Smith, San Francisco Inside Linebacker--Patrick Willis, San Francisco; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco Cornerbacks--Richard Sherman, Seattle; Charles Tillman, Chicago Safeties--Earl Thomas, Seattle; Dashon Goldson, San Francisco Punter--Andy Lee, San Francisco SECOND TEAM Offense Quarterback--Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Running Backs--Alfred Morris Washington; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Fullback--Jerome Felton, Minnesota Tight End--Jason Witten, Dallas Wide Receivers--A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Andre Johnson, Houston Tackles--Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Joe Staley, San Francisco Guards--Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Logan Mankins, New England Center--Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Placekicker--Phil Dawson, Cleveland Kick Returner--David Wilson, New York Giants Defense Ends--Justin Smith, San Francisco; Julius Peppers, Chicago Tackles--Justin Smith, San Francisco; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, and Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Outside Linebackers--Chad Greenway, Minnesota; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco, Clay Matthews, Green Bay, and DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Inside Linebackers--Daryl Washington, Arizona; London Fletcher, Washington Cornerbacks--Champ Bailey, Denver; Tim Jennings, Chicago Safeties--Eric Weddle, San Diego; Jairus Byrd, Buffalo Punter--Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
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