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White, Weems Earn More Honors


Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White and specialist Eric Weems have been named to the 2010 Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL Team for their outstanding performances this season.

White earned his third consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl after leading the league with a franchise record 115 catches. He also caught 10 touchdown passes and led the NFC with 1,389 receiving yards, which was a new club record. White, October's NFC Player of the Month, also recorded five 100-yard receiving games and three games with 10-plus catches as well as a franchise-best fourth straight 1,000-yard season. In 2010, White became the fastest receiver in Falcons history to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark, doing so in just 10 games. White also earned NFC Player of the Week honors after posting 11 receptions for 201 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Weems put together an impressive 2010 campaign ranking third in the league with a 27.5-yard kickoff return average and leading the team with 16 special teams tackles (14 solo). Weems set an NFL playoff record with a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown in Atlanta's loss to the Packers in the NFC Divisional playoff round. The play was the longest kickoff return and longest scoring play of any kind in NFL postseason history, and was Weems' third return touchdown of the season. Weems became the first Falcon to record both a kickoff return and a punt return touchdown in a single season in 2010. He took a kickoff a franchise record 102 yards for a score in a Week 13 win at Tampa Bay and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown in a Week 17 win against Carolina.

The 2010 All-NFL Team was voted on by PFWA members and Pro Football Weekly editors. The All-NFL team and all individual awards plus All-Conference teams and All-Rookie teams can be found in the next edition of Pro Football Weekly (Vol. XXV, No. 28, issue date Jan. 23, 2011), which is available on newsstands everywhere.

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