Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Vikings' Patterson first-team, Peterson second-team All-Pro

Posted by: Master Tesfatsion under Vikings rookies Updated: January 3, 2014 - 11:51 AM

The awards continue to pile up for rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

He was announced as rookie Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday and made the Pro Bowl as a return specialist this morning. The latest: Patterson made the Associated Press All-Pro team as a kick returner.

Patterson was the only Vikings on the first team. Running back Adrian Peterson made second team behind first-teamers Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.

Peterson was a unanimous selection last year and earned MVP honors. He dealt with a foot and groin injuries for most of the season but still finished five in rushing yards (1,266).

There is no official "second team," but the second team is usually compiled by using the top vote-getters who don't make the first team.  Thus, the second team has no quarterback, because no other quarterback received votes.

Here is the All-Pro team:


FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback: Peyton Manning, Denver. Running backs: LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia; Jamaal Charles, Kansas City. Fullback: Mike Tolbert, Carolina. Tight end: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans. Wide receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Josh Gordon, Cleveland. Tackles: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Jason Peters, Philadelphia. Guards: Louis Vasquez, Denver; Evan Mathis, Philadelphia. Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina. Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore. Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota.
DEFENSE
Ends: J.J. Watt, Houston; Robert Quinn, St. Louis. Tackles: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Ndamukong Suh, Detroit. Outside linebackers: Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Lavonte David, Tampa Bay. Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Carolina; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco. Cornerbacks: Richard Sherman, Seattle; Patrick Peterson, Arizona. Safeties: Earl Thomas, Seattle; Eric Berry, Kansas City. Punter: Johnny Hekker, St. Louis.

SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Quarterback: None. Running backs: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay. Fullback: Marcel Reece, Oakland. Tight end: Vernon Davis, San Francisco. Wide receivers: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh. Tackles: Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco. Guards--Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay. Center: Alex Mack, Cleveland. Placekicker: Matt Prater, Denver. Kick returner: Dexter McCluster, Kansas City.
DEFENSE
Ends: Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina. Tackles: Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco. Outside Linebackers--Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco. Inside linebackers: Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona. Cornerbacks: Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee. Safeties: 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: Brandon Fields, Miami.

ADVERTISEMENT

Houston 2 FINAL
St. Louis 5
Washington 9 FINAL
Atlanta 8
Miami 5 FINAL
Boston 3
Minnesota 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 2
NY Yankees 4 FINAL
Philadelphia 1
Baltimore 4 FINAL
Toronto 5
Detroit - LP: J. Mantiply 4 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: C. Torres 5
Cincinnati 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 2
Los Angeles 10 FINAL
Milwaukee 1
San Francisco 12 FINAL
Texas 3
Chicago WSox 0 FINAL
San Diego 5
Kansas City 11 FINAL
Cleveland 9
Seattle 4 FINAL
Los Angeles 7
Colorado 0 FINAL
LA Angels 3
Oakland 7 FINAL
Arizona 2
Pittsburgh 3 Bottom 5th Inning
NY Yankees 0
Chicago 56 3rd Qtr 4:06
Indiana 61
Sacramento 75 3rd Qtr 4:10
Orlando 89
Utah 52 3rd Qtr 3:37
Philadelphia 52
Miami 60 3rd Qtr 3:20
Washington 86
Toronto 71 4th Qtr
Charlotte 77
Cleveland 43 2nd Qtr 0:58
Atlanta 53
Boston 38 2nd Qtr 7:30
New Orleans 29
Detroit 24 2nd Qtr 10:54
Houston 29
LA Lakers 21 2nd Qtr 8:58
Memphis 28
Phoenix 21 2nd Qtr
Brooklyn 21
Denver 7:30 PM
San Antonio
Dallas 9:30 PM
Golden State
Columbus 3 2nd Prd 2:02
New Jersey 1
Minnesota 1 3rd Prd
Carolina 1
Buffalo 2 2nd Prd 17:09
Ottawa 1
Calgary 1 2nd Prd 14:52
Detroit 2
Edmonton 0 1st Prd 20:00
Chicago 0
Pittsburgh 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Longwood 68 FINAL
Char Southern 60
Ark-Pine Bluff 94 FINAL
Miss Valley St 75
Southern Ill 45 FINAL
Wichita State 56
Winthrop 67 FINAL
Radford 66
Evansville 67 FINAL
Illinois State 71
Towson 69 FINAL
Elon 74
Gardner-Webb 72 FINAL
High Point 71
Samford 76 FINAL
UNC Greensboro 81
Northern Ill 38 2nd Half 10:28
Ball State 38
Bowling Green 52 2nd Half 10:48
Buffalo 51
Brown 61 2nd Half 7:07
Dartmouth 50
Toledo 46 2nd Half 8:09
Eastern Mich 62
Akron 59 2nd Half 7:30
Kent State 57
Ill-Chicago 55 2nd Half 4:48
Oakland 56
Miami-Ohio 63 2nd Half 4:26
Ohio 87
Columbia 30 2nd Half 5:43
Penn 38
Cornell 50 2nd Half 3:51
Princeton 57
Central Mich 44 2nd Half 8:46
Western Mich 53
Bradley 39 2nd Half 7:51
Northern Iowa 61
Morehead State 32 2nd Half
Murray State 43
UNC-Asheville 7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina
Yale 17 1st Half 4:07
Harvard 15
Furman 6 1st Half 17:58
Citadel 2
Coll of Charleston 7:30 PM
Drexel
Texas Tech 8:00 PM
Baylor
Pacific 8:00 PM
San Francisco
Detroit 8:30 PM
Cleveland State
Belmont 8:30 PM
Eastern Ky
Loyola-Chicago 8:35 PM
Indiana State
Loyola Marymount 10:30 PM
Santa Clara
Chicago 9:00 PM
Los Angeles
Saint Louis 63 FINAL
(21) George Washington 77
Wake Forest 68 FINAL
(16) Duke 77
Furman 55 FINAL
(17) Chattanooga 68
Monmouth 61 FINAL
Quinnipiac 82
Michigan State 60 FINAL
(4) Maryland 70
Belmont 65 FINAL
UT Martin 71
Arkansas 36 FINAL
(3) South Carolina 58
Mercer 56 FINAL
East Tenn St 66
Richmond 45 FINAL
Fordham 46
Miami-Florida 61 FINAL
(2) Notre Dame 77
Siena 61 FINAL
Iona 71
Washington St 48 FINAL
(9) Arizona State 67
Ark-Pine Bluff 63 FINAL
Miss Valley St 51
(23) Rutgers 57 FINAL
(24) Northwestern 62
Tennessee St 71 FINAL
SIU-Edwardsville 59
Loyola Marymount 50 FINAL
Gonzaga 70
(18) Texas A&M 65 FINAL
LSU 71
Cincinnati 76 FINAL
UCF 66
Saint Josephs 61 FINAL
Dayton 80
UCLA 62 FINAL
(19) Stanford 67
Santa Clara 42 FINAL
San Diego 51
Virginia Tech 43 FINAL
(7) Florida State 82
SMU 59 FINAL
Memphis 71
Lehigh 75 FINAL
Holy Cross 62
(13) Princeton 70 FINAL
Cornell 37
Rhode Island 49 2nd Half 4:01
Duquesne 48
North Florida 33 2nd Half 2:56
(20) Fla Gulf Coast 69
Kennesaw St 40 2nd Half 6:53
Jacksonville 54
USC Upstate 31 2nd Half 6:36
Northern Ky 44
Lipscomb 60 2nd Half 3:23
Stetson 82
Nebraska 50 2nd Half 5:42
(14) Iowa 60
Saint Peters 52 2nd Half 1:59
Marist 57
Navy 57 2nd Half 1:29
Bucknell 43
Lafayette 46 2nd Half 5:15
American Univ 68
Colgate 45 2nd Half 3:11
Army 30
Georgia 23 2nd Half 7:44
(5) Tennessee 55
Dartmouth 71 2nd Half
Brown 53
Penn 39 2nd Half 6:11
Columbia 30
Kansas 46 2nd Half 4:04
Kansas State 46
Harvard 66 2nd Half 0:32
Yale 61
Houston 7:00 PM
Tulane
(15) North Carolina 3 1st Half 15:52
(10) Louisville 6
San Jose St 37 1st Half 5:47
UNLV 40
Utah State 8:00 PM
Colorado State
Colorado 8:00 PM
(8) Oregon State
New Mexico 8:00 PM
Wyoming
Minnesota 8:25 PM
Ohio State
(12) Kentucky 8:25 PM
(11) Miss State
San Diego State 8:30 PM
Nevada
Niagara 8:30 PM
Fairfield
Texas Tech 8:30 PM
West Virginia
Boise State 9:00 PM
Fresno State
Washington 10:30 PM
California

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who is doing the best job coaching a Minnesota pro sports team?

Weekly Question

Countdown to great deals

Bid March 15-23

    ADVERTISEMENT

    ADVERTISEMENT

    ADVERTISEMENT

    ADVERTISEMENT

    Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

    ADVERTISEMENT