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2008 All-Pro Team

The 2008 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League (NFL) players that were named to the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), and Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 2008. These are the current teams that historically appear in Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the NFL. Although the NFL has no official awards, according the NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, the NFL Record and Fact Book has historically listed All-Pro teams from major news sources such as the Associated Press, Sporting News, Pro Football Writers Association, as well as teams from organizations that no longer release All-Pro teams such as Newspaper Enterprise Association and United Press International.[1]

The AP team is selected by a national panel of 50 media members, and it lists both first and second teams.[2][3] The Sporting News surveyes 664 players, coaches, and general managers to determine its All-Pro team.[4] The Pro Football Writers Association's All-NFL team results from the votes of over 300 members as well as from the editors and writers of Pro Football Weekly, who present the PFWA awards.[5]


Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts (AP, PFWA)
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (SN)
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (AP-2)
Running back Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, SN)
Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons (AP, PFWA, SN)
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins (AP-2)
Fullback[a] Le'Ron McClain, Baltimore Ravens (AP) Madison Hedgecock, New York Giants (AP-2)
Wide receiver Andre Johnson, Houston Texans (AP, PFWA, SN)
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (AP, PFWA, SN)
Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
Wes Welker, New England Patriots (AP-2)
Tight end Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs (AP, PFWA, SN) Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (AP-2)
Tackle Jordan Gross, Carolina Panthers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans (AP, PFWA, SN)
Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos (AP-2)
David Stewart, Tennessee Titans (AP-2t)
Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks (AP-2t)
Jason Peters, Buffalo Bills (AP-2t)
David Diehl, New York Giants (AP-2t)
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns (AP-2t)
Guard Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA, SN)
Chris Snee, New York Giants (AP, PFWA, SN)
Kris Dielman, San Diego Chargers (AP-2)
Alan Faneca, New York Jets (AP-2)
Center Kevin Mawae, Tennessee Titans (AP, PFWA)
Shaun O'Hara, New York Giants (SN)
Shaun O'Hara, New York Giants (AP-2)


Position First Team Second Team
Defensive end Justin Tuck, New York Giants (AP, PFWA)
Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings (AP)
Mario Williams, Houston Texans (SN)
Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers (SN)
John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons (PFWA)
Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers (AP-2)
John Abraham, Atlanta Falcons (AP-2)
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee Titans (AP, PFWA, SN)
Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings (AP, PFWA)
Kris Jenkins, New York Jets (SN)
Kris Jenkins, New York Jets (AP-2)
Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2)
Outside linebacker[b] DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys (AP, PFWA, SN)
James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Joey Porter, Miami Dolphins (SN)
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens (AP-2)
Joey Porter, Miami Dolphins (AP-2)
Inside linebacker[b][c] Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA)
Jon Beason, Carolina Panthers (AP)
Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers (AP-2)
James Farrior, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP-2)
Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders (AP, PFWA, SN)
Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee Titans (AP, PFWA, SN)
Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers (AP-2)
Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings (AP-2)
Safety Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens (AP, PFWA, SN)
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers (AP, PFWA, SN)
Adrian Wilson, Arizona Cardinals (AP-2)
Quintin Mikell, Philadelphia Eagles (AP-2t)
Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers (AP-2t)

Special teams

Position First Team Second Team
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots (AP, PFWA, SN) John Carney, New York Giants (AP-2)
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland Raiders (AP, PFWA, SN) Donnie Jones, St. Louis Rams (AP-2)
Kick returner Leon Washington, New York Jets (AP)
Danieal Manning, Chicago Bears (PFWA)
Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo Bills (SN)
Clifton Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (AP-2)
Punt returner[d] Johnnie Lee Higgins, Oakland Raiders (PFWA)
Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints (SN)
Special teams[e] Brendon Ayanbadejo, Baltimore Ravens (PFWA)

Key / Notes

  • AP = Associated Press All-Pro team
  • AP-2 = Associated Press Second-team All-Pro
  • PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL team
  • SN = The Sporting News All-Pro Team
a Only the AP designates fullbacks.
b The Sporting News groups all linebackers together, while the AP and PFWA have separate awards for outside and inside linebackers.
c The AP names two inside linebackers, while the Sporting News and PFWA name only one
d The AP does not designate a punt returner.
e Only PFWA designates a special teams player.


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