The Tennessee Volunteers had three former players named to the NFL All-Pro team on Friday.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (as a kick returner) were all named to the All-Pro first team.
All three of the former Vols named to the All-Pro team were also voted to the Pro-Bowl. Patterson was named to the Pro-Bowl on Thursday evening as a replacement for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The All-Pro team is voted on by 50 members of the Associated Press.
Historically, the All-Pro teams carry a greater significance than the Pro-Bowl, as NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal pointed out on Friday.
Here’s the full list of the All-Pro teams.
Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver. No second team quarterback.
Running backs: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City
Second team: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay
Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina. Second team: Marcel Reese, Oakland.
Tight End: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans. Second team: Vernon Davis, San Francisco.
Wide receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland.
Second team: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh.
Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia.
Second team: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco.
Guards: Louis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia.
Second team: Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay.
Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina. Second team: Alex Mack, Cleveland.
Defensive end: J.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis.
Second team: Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina.
Defensive tackle: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit.
Second team: Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee and Justin Smith, San Francisco.
Outside linebackers: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay.
Second team: Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco.
Inside linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco.
Second team: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona.
Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona.
Second team: Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee.
Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City.
Second team: Eric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants.
Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis. Second team: Brandon Fields, Miami.
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore. Second team: Matt Prater, Denver.
Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota. Second team: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City.