Watt, Brown named to All-Pro first team

Watt, Brown named to All-Pro first team
January 12, 2013, 11:00 am
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Defensive end J.J. Watt and left tackle Duane Brown have been named to the Associated Press' All-Pro team and Andre Johnson has been named to the All-Pro second team.

Watt was a unanimous selection, along with Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson. This is Watt's first time on the All Pro team.

According to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Watt had the best season any defensive lineman has ever had. And it's hard to argue. He led the league with 20.5 sacks and became the first player in NFL history with at least 15 sacks and 15 passes defended. He also led the Texans with tackles (107) and tackles for loss (39). He also had four forced fumbles.

Brown is in his fifth year and if finally starting to get the recognition he has seemingly deserved for a while. Earlier this season he was named to his first Pro Bowl. He has anchored the offensive line, which has paved the way for Arian Foster to rush for 1,200 yards in each of the last three seasons. He's been called for holding just twice in his career.

Andre Johnson had a major bounce back season. With whispers that he had lost a step, the wideout had one of the best seasons of his career, catching 112 balls for 1,598 yards. He surpassed the 11,000-yard mark for his career and caught his 800th career pass.

Watt and Brown became the first first-teamers from Houston since 2010.

Here's the full All Pro team.