FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Wes Welker were named First Team All-Pros on Friday, which is an honor bestowed upon the best players at their position in the NFL.
Gronkowski had 18 touchdowns and 1,327 receiving yards this season, both of which set NFL records among tight ends. His 90 receptions ranked second among tight ends this season and fifth in the league.
Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions (22 more than anyone else) and was second in the league with 1,569 receiving yards. He also had his fourth season with at least 110 catches, which extended his NFL record, and he set a career high with nine touchdowns.
All-Pros are selected by a panel of 50 voters, who submit one vote per position, regardless of conference.