This bit of news almost slipped by me from the other day. Arizona Cardinals cornerback/punt return specialist Patrick Peterson earned All-Pro Team honors from the Associated Press. This is quite an honor for the rookie. Peterson, as we all know, returned four punts for touchdowns this season, almost breaking several others and breaking the all-time NFL record.
Peterson came within an arm length of a punters reach of breaking the record and getting his fifth punt return for TD of the season against the Seattle Seahawks last week in the season finale. He also had some other close calls. A few teams got the memo on him after the first few touchdowns, however towards the end of the season, somehow inexplicably teams continued to punt right to him.
What will be interesting is to see if Peterson can match or pass that performance next season. For now, he gets this honor and a trip to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in three weeks. All well deserved for him.