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Suggs, Ngata, Leach named first-team All-Pros

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The Associated Press NFL All-Pro teams were announced Friday, and three Ravens players were named to the first team: outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and fullback Vonta Leach.

Suggs led the Ravens with 14 sacks in 2011, and his seven forced fumbles are a Ravens single-season record.

Ngata had a career-high 64 tackles, recorded five sacks and forced two fumbles during the regular season.

Leach paved the way for Ray Rice, who set career highs in rushing yards (1,364) and rushing touchdowns (12).

Rice, offensive guard Mashal Yanda and free safety Ed Reed were named to the AP’s All-Pro second team.

Here are the full first and second teams, which are selected by a national panel of 50 media members:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay.

Running Backs: Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville; LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia.

Fullback: Vonta Leach, Baltimore.

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, New England.

Wide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Wes Welker, New England.

Tackles: Jason Peters, Philadelphia; Joe Thomas, Cleveland.

Guards: Carl Nicks, New Orleans; Jahri Evans, New Orleans.

Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh.

Placekicker: David Akers, San Francisco.

Kick Returner: Patrick Peterson, Arizona.

DEFENSE

Ends: Jared Allen, Minnesota; Jason Pierre-Paul, New York Giants.

Tackles: Haloti Ngata, Baltimore; Justin Smith, San Francisco.

Outside Linebackers: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas.

Inside Linebacker: Patrick Willis, San Francisco; NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco, and Derrick Johnson, Kansas City.

Cornerbacks: Charles Woodson, Green Bay; Darrelle Revis, New York Jets.

Safeties: Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh; Eric Weddle, San Diego.

Punter: Andy Lee, San Francisco.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Drew Brees, New Orleans.

Running Backs: Ray Rice, Baltimore; Arian Foster, Houston.

Fullback: John Kuhn, Green Bay.

Tight End: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans.

Wide Receivers: Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona; Victor Cruz, New York Giants.

Tackles: Duane Brown, Houston; Joe Staley, San Francisco.

Guards: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore; Logan Mankins, New England.

Center: Ryan Kalil, Carolina, and Nick Mangold, New York Jets.

Placekicker: Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland.

Kick Returner: Devin Hester, Chicago.

DEFENSE

Ends: Justin Smith, San Francisco; Jason Babin, Philadelphia.

Tackles: Geno Atkins, Cincinnati, Vince Wilfork, New England, and Richard Seymour, Oakland.

Outside Linebackers: Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Von Miller, Denver.

Inside Linebackers: Brian Cushing, Houston; London Fletcher, Washington.

Cornerbacks: Johnathan Joseph, Houston; Carlos Rogers, San Francisco.

Safeties: Ed Reed, Baltimore; Earl Thomas, Seattle.

Punter: Shane Lechler, Oakland.

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