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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson Named To 2011 AP All-Pro Team

Chiefs middle linebacker Derrick Johnson was elected to the AP All-Pro Team first team and outside linebacker Tamba Hali was elected to the second team.

The Kansas City Chiefs won't just be represented by inside linebacker Derrick Johnson in the Pro Bowl, but also on the 2011 AP All-Pro Team, which is selected by a panel of football writers from the Associated Press and has nothing to do with a fan, player or coach vote.

"That's sweet," Johnson said. "That's one of the best honors you can have other than being a Super Bowl champion. To be an All-Pro is a tremendous honor."

Johnson finished the season with 131 tackles, a career high, two sacks, nine passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He is one of three inside linebackers named to the All-Pro Team. The others are San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.

Johnson isn't the only Chiefs defensive player on the team, either. Outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who finished the season with 66 tackles including 12 sacks, was elected to the second team by the AP.