NEW YORK — Khalil Mack has become the first selection at two positions in the same year, while Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt are unanimous choices for the 2015 Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.
Mack was a force at both defensive end and outside linebacker for Oakland this season. He drew enough support Friday from a panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league to make history. Others, including Houston's Watt last year, have been chosen first team at one position and second at another.
Carolina, with an NFL-best 15-1 record, had the most All-Pros with six: quarterback Cam Newton, fullback Mike Tolbert, centre Ryan Kalil, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis and cornerback Josh Norman.
Kuechly and Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown received 49 votes.
One rookie, Seattle kick returner Tyler Lockett, made the squad.
In all, 15 NFC players and 12 from the AFC were chosen.
Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Barry Wilner, The Associated Press