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Panthers Place Team Record Six Players on AP All-Pro First Team

Two weeks after a team-record 10 Carolina Panthers were named to the Pro Bowl, another franchise best was blown out of the water.

Six Panthers were on Friday named to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team. That doubles the previous team high of three players set in 1996 and 2013.


Panthers' 2015 First-Team All-Pros


QB Cam Newton
FB Mike Tolbert
C Ryan Kalil
LB Luke Kuechly
LB Thomas Davis
CB Josh Norman


The total of six first-teamers ties for the second-most since the 1970 merger. The NFL record was set in 1962 when 10 Packers were honored.

It's the first career appearance for Newton, Davis and Norman on the list while Tolbert, Kalil and Kuechly show up on the first team for the second time.

DT Kawann Short was named to the second team, behind St. Louis' Aaron Donald and Cincinnati's Geno Atkins. TE Greg Olsen also landed on the second team, behind New England's Rob Gronkowski.


AP All-Pro Voting




Cam Newton, Carolina, 40; Carson Palmer, Arizona, 6; Tom Brady, New England, 3; Russell Wilson, Seattle, 1.

Running Backs-x
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, 50; Doug Martin, Tampa Bay, 37; Todd Gurley, St. Louis, 6; Devonta Freeman, Atlanta, 3; Jonathan Stewart, Carolina, 2.

Mike Tolbert, Carolina, 31; Pat DiMarco, Atlanta, 14; Marcel Reece, Oakland, 2; John Kuhn, Green Bay, 1; Zach Line, Minnesota, 1.
Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore, 1.

Tight End
Rob Gronkowski, New England, 48; Greg Olsen, Carolina, 2.

Wide Receivers
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh, 49; Julio Jones, Atlanta, 41; Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants, 3; Brandon Marshall, New York Jets, 3; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston, 3; Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, 1.

Joe Thomas, Cleveland, 32; Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati, 27; Tyron Smith, Dallas, 19; Trent Williams, Washington, 9; Marcus Gilbert, Pittsburgh, 4; Mitchell Schwartz, Cleveland, 4; Jason Peters, Philadelphia, 1; Sebastian Vollmer, New England, 1; Jared Veldheer, Arizona, 1; Zach Strief, New Orleans, 1; Terron Armstead, New Orleans, 1.

Marshal Yanda, Baltimore, 37; David DeCastro, Pittsburgh, 13; Josh Sitton, Green Bay, 11; Zack Martin, Dallas, 10; Mike Iupati, San Francisco, 10; Trai Turner, Carolina, 8; Richie Incognito, Buffalo, 8; Brandon Scherff, Washington, 2; T.J. Lang, Green Bay, 1.

Ryan Kalil, Carolina, 32; Travis Frederick, Dallas, 10; Mike Pouncey, Miami, 3; Joe Berger, Minnesota, 3; Max Unger, New Orleans, 1; Weston Richburg, New York Giants, 1.

Stephen Gostkowski, New England, 47; Dan Bailey, Dallas, 3.

Kick Returner
Tyler Lockett, Seattle, 23; Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota, 15; Darren Sproles, Philadelphia, 8; Dwayne Harris, New York Giants, 4.



J.J. Watt, Houston, 50; Khalil Mack, Oakland, 24; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, 8; Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit, 7; Chandler Jones, New England, 3; Michael Bennett, Seattle, 3; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 2; Olivier Vernon, Miami, 1; Aaron Donald, St. Louis, 1; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 1.

Aaron Donald, St. Louis, 47; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati, 23; Kawann Short, Carolina, 14; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia, 9; Calais Campbell, Arizona, 4; Damon Harrison, New York Jets, 1; Linval Joseph, Minnesota, 1; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, 1.

Outside Linebackers-z
Von Miller, Denver, 41; Khalil Mack, Oakland, 17; Thomas Davis, Carolina, 17; Jamie Collins, New England, 8; Justin Houston, Kansas City, 7; K.J. Wright, Seattle, 3; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay, 2; Whitney Mercilus, Houston, 1; Tamba Hali, Kansas City, 1; D'Qwell Jackson, Indianapolis, 1; Deone Buccanon, Arizona, 1.

Inside Linebacker-z
Luke Kuechly, Carolina, 49; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, 14; Bobby Wagner, Seattle, 12; Derrick Johnson, Kansas City, 9; Clay Matthews, Green Bay, 4; Brandon Marshall, Denver, 3; Jamie Collins, New England, 2; Anthony Barr, Minnesota, 1; Deone Buccanon, Arizona, 1; Thomas Davis, Carolina, 1; Sean Lee, Dallas, 1; K.J. Wright, Seattle, 1; Telvin Smith, Jacksonville, 1.

Josh Norman, Carolina, 43; Patrick Peterson, Arizona, 26; Richard Sherman, Seattle, 13; Chris Harris Jr., Denver, 6; Marcus Peters, Kansas City, 6; Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona, 2; Malcolm Butler, New England, 2; Aqib Talib, Denver, 1; Darrelle Revis, New England, 1.

Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona, 31; Eric Berry, Kansas City, 16; Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati, 13; Charles Woodson, Oakland, 11; Earl Thomas, Seattle, 9; Harrison Smith, Minnesota, 8; Reshad Jones, Miami, 8; Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia, 2; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, 1; Rashad Johnson, Arizona, 1.

Johnny Hekker, St. Louis, 37; Sam Koch, Baltimore, 8; Pat McAfee, Indianapolis, 4; Marquette King, Oakland, 1.

x-two voters selected only one running back.
y-one voter did not select a fullback.
z-one voter selected only one outside linebacker and one voter selected only one inside linebacker.

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