Former Huskers Lavonte David and Ndamukong Suh were among 25 players selected to the Associated Press All-Pro first-team Friday.
Nebraska was one of four schools with two or more first-team selections, and was the lone school with a pair of first-team defensive players. Texas and Tennessee each had three selections to the team, while Wisconsin matched NU’s two selections.
In his fourth season with the Detroit Lions, Suh earned All-Pro honors for the third time. The defensive tackle was also a first-team selection in 2010, while earning second-team accolades in 2012. Suh had 49 tackles, including 5-1/2 sacks, for the Lions this season.
In his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, David’s 144 tackles ranked sixth in the NFL. The linebacker tallied 106 solo tackles, six sacks, five interceptions and 15 passes defended.
Here’s the entire 2013 first-team, as selected by a national panel of 50 media members:
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.
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.