Kevin Williams, Hutchinson Earn All-Pro

The Minnesota Vikings have two All-Pros from teh 2007 season. Kevin Williams earned his third All-Pro honor Wednesday and Steve Hutchinson was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team for the fifth time in his career.

The Vikings placed two players among the 12 NFC players selected to the Associated Press First-Team All-Pro squad.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams and Steve Hutchinson were given first-team honors on Wednesday.

The Vikings had seven players named to the Pro Bowl team and four alternates in December.

Williams, who earned All-Pro honors in 2004 and 2006 as well, finished 2007 with 50 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns), six passes defensed, eight tackles for losses, one fumble recovery and 33 quarterback hurries – leading the Vikings in that final category.

Left guard Hutchinson, who was selected in 2003-2006 with the Seattle Seahawks, was a key cog in the Vikings' rushing attack, which gained a franchise-record 2,634 yards rushing in 2007.

The five other Vikings who made it to the Pro Bowl – DT Pat Williams, S Darren Sharper, C Matt Birk, RB Adrian Peterson and FB Tony Richardson – were beaten out on the All-Pro first team by Tennessee DT Albert Haynesworth, safeties Bob Sanders of Indianapolis and Ed Reed of Baltimore, Colts center Jeff Saturday, running backs Brian Westbrook of the Eagles and LaDainian Tomlinson of the Chargers, and FB Lorenzo Neal of the Chargers, respectively.

However, Peterson, Richardson, Pat Williams and Darren Sharper were selected to the second team, leaving Birk as the only Pro Bowler who didn't make the first or second team on the All-Pro list.

Others All-Pros making it from the NFC were Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware, TE Jason Witten and WR Terrell Owens; Seahawks TE Walter Jones, LB Lofa Tatupu and DE Patrick Kerney; 49ers LB Patrick Willis; and Bears return specialist Devin Hester.

Former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss, now with the New England Patriots, joined Tomlinson as a unanimous selection. Moss was an All-Pro selection in 1998, 2000 and 2003 with the Vikings.

In all, 15 players from the AFC and 12 from the NFC were chosen as All-Pros by the Associated Press.

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