By BARRY WILNER / AP Pro Football Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.
The Denver star set NFL records this season with 55 touchdown passes and 5,477 yards through the air.
He was chosen on all 50 ballots from media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning also was an All-Pro in 2003, `04, `05, `08, `09 and last season.
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Indianapolis outside linebacker Robert Mathis each drew 49 votes. Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had 48.
Minnesota kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson was the only rookie on the squad.
Eighteen NFC players and nine from the AFC made the team. Philadelphia and Carolina each had three: NFL rushing leader McCoy, guard Evan Mathis and tackle Jason Peters for the Eagles; linebacker Luke Kuechly, center Ryan Kalil and fullback Mike Tolbert for the Panthers.
Manning and Graham do not hold the mark for most All-Pro appearances. Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, for example, was a 10-time All-Pro.
Only two members of the top teams in each conference made the All-Pro team. Joining Manning from the Broncos (13-3) was guard Louis Vasquez. Joining Sherman from the Seahawks (13-3) was safety Earl Thomas.
Rounding out the offense were receivers Calvin Johnson of Detroit and Josh Gordon of Cleveland; running back Jamaal Charles of Kansas City; and tackle Joe Thomas of Cleveland.
Other All-Pros on defense were ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Robert Quinn of St. Louis; tackles Gerald McCoy of Tampa Bay and Ndamukong Suh of Detroit; outside linebacker Lavonte David of Tampa Bay; inside LB NaVorro Bowman of San Francisco; cornerback Patrick Peterson of Arizona; and safety Eric Berry of Kansas City.
The special teamers were Patterson, kicker Justin Tucker of Baltimore and punter Johnny Hekker of St. Louis.
Oddly, 12 of the 27 players chosen did not make the playoffs this season.
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.
Running Backs--Adrian Peterson, Minnesota; Eddie Lacy, Green Bay.
Fullback--Marcel Reece, Oakland.
Tight End--Vernon Davis, San Francisco.
Wide Receivers--A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Demaryius Thomas, Denver, and Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh.
Tackles--Tyron Smith, Dallas; Joe Staley, San Francisco.
Guards--Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Logan Mankins, New England, and Josh Sitton, Green Bay.
Center--Alex Mack, Cleveland.
Placekicker--Matt Prater, Denver.
Kick Returner--Dexter McCluster, Kansas City.
Ends--Mario Williams, Buffalo; Greg Hardy, Carolina.
Tackles--Dontari Poe, Kansas City; Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, Jurrell Casey, Tennessee, and Justin Smith, San Francisco.
Outside Linebackers--Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Ahmad Brooks, San Francisco.
Inside Linebackers--Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati; Karlos Dansby, Arizona.
Cornerbacks--Aqib Talib, New England; Joe Haden, Cleveland, and Alterraun Verner, Tennessee.
Safeties--Eric Weddle, San Diego; Kam Chancellor, Seattle, Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, T.J. Ward, Cleveland, Devin McCourty, New England, and Antrel Rolle, New York Giants.
Punter--Brandon Fields, Miami.