Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson made the Associated Press All-Pro first-team, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted to the second-team, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
This is the third-straight season Megatron has been named an All-Pro and the second straight time he’s received 49 of 50 votes. The only unanimous selections this year were Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
Megatron was one of the few bright spots for the Detroit Lions (4-12) in 2012. He broke Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving yards record (1,848 yards) set in 1995, finishing with a remarkable 1,964 yards.
Ndamukong Suh was once again the subject of controversy both on and off the field this season. Suh was fined $30,000 for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin in their Thanksgiving game. And just this month, Suh settled a civil lawsuit in relation to a December 2011 car accident for $130,000, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Suh still has a lot of work to do despite being voted an All-Pro. The No. 2-overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft has yet to reach his full potential. He should continue to develop and improve as a player over the next couple years. Suh finished with 35 tackles and eight sacks in 16 games this season.
In other Detroit Lions news, defensive tackle Nick Fairley was named the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player this season, as voted on by his teammates. Fairley had 34 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles before being placed on injured reserve for the final three weeks of the season with a shoulder injury.