Eagles star Running Back Brian Westbrook has been voted to the NFL’s All-Pro team.
This is the first time Brian has achieved this recognition in his career. Statistically, Brian had the best season of any Eagles RB ever. He broke Wilbert Montgomery‘s franchise record for yards from scrimmage in a season, and Irving Fryar‘s franchise record for receptions in a season.
Making the Pro Bowl is very nice, but being selected All-Pro is a much higher praise. You must be considered one of the best in the NFL, and not just on the best in your conference.
The other RB selected is Ladanian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers.
Congratulations to Brian Westbrook for earning himself such a great honor.
Check out the full NFL All-Pro team at ESPN.com>>
Another less known that is given out yearly is the All-Joe team. Here is how Larry Weisman describes the All-Joe team honor:
The NFL’s stars wouldn’t succeed without the adjacent All-Joes. They would never make the Pro Bowl minus those who perform the grittier tasks.
Hence the All-Joe motto: If you work hard, good things will happen — to someone else.
Jon Runyan, Trent Cole, and Mike Patterson all made the All-Joe team this year. Runyan played most of the season with a fractured tail bone, Trent Cole lead the Eagles in sacks, and tackles for loss, and Mike Patterson lead all DTs with 114 tackles.
Former Iggles Jeff Garcia and Rod Hood also were named to the team.
Check out the full All-Joe team at USAToday.com>>