The Associated Press announced today that four Atlanta Falcons have been named All-Pro selections. DE John Abraham and WR Roddy White were named to the first team, while FB Ovie Mughelli and RB Michael Turner were named to the second team.
Abraham has been named to the first team for the third time in his career (2001 & 2008), after leading the team and ranking fifth in the NFL with 13 sacks in 2010. This season, Abraham became just the 25th player in league history to record 100-or-more career sacks and his 102.5 career sacks are the second most of any active player behind the Jason Taylor (132.5).
White received 47 of 50 possible votes and earned his first career All-Pro selection after posting franchise records with 1,389 receiving yards and 115 catches. White was named the NFC Player of the Month for October and notched five 100-yard receiving games and three games with 10-plus catches as well as a franchise-best fourth straight 1,000-yard season. White also led the league in receptions and ranked atop the NFC in receiving yards.
Mughelli was named to the second team after becoming the first fullback in team history to be selected to the Pro Bowl and paving the way for a Falcons rushing attack that averaged 118.2 yards per game. The eighth-year pro scored his lone touchdown of the season on a 17-yard catch and run in a Week 13 win at Tampa Bay.
Turner earned the second All-Pro selection of his career after finishing third in the NFL and leading the NFC with 1,371 rushing yards. Turner also scored a team-high 12 touchdowns in 2010 and in his three years in Atlanta, he has posted 39 rushing touchdowns, which is the second highest total in the league during that time. Turner was a first team All-Pro selection in 2008.
The Falcons' four representatives marks the highest number of players selected to the AP All Pro team since 1993 when CB Deion Sanders (1st team), T Chris Hinton (1st team), WR Andre Rison (2nd team) and K Norm Johnson (2nd team) were all selected as All-Pro players.
In addition to Abraham, Mughelli, Turner and White, K Matt Bryant, RB Jason Snelling, T Tyson Clabo and DT Jonathan Babineaux also received votes by members of the AP panel.