Cameron Wake Named All-NFL by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Dolphins defensive end was named All-NFL by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America today. Wake had a career high 15 sacks this season, and was named to his second Pro Bowl. He was consider among the elite pass rushers in the league all season long.

Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Football Writers of America released their 2012 All NFL Team today, and included the Miami Dolphins' Cameron Wake on the roster. The PFW/PFWA awards are considered one of the two "official" All-Pro and All-Rookie lists for the NFL.

Wake had a career high 15 sacks this year, and was a pass rush threat on nearly every play. He was graded as the top pass rusher in the league all season by Pro Football Focus, and has developed into one of the game's most feared edge rushers.

Of the selection of Wake, Pro Football Weekly wrote:

Standing a very narrow tier below the top-three sack trio of Watt, Aldon Smith and Von Miller, Wake finished third in the AFC behind Watt and Miller with 15 sacks and has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the league's most feared edge rushers.

The full All-NFL team from PFW/PFWA was:

WR Brandon Marshall / Bears
C John Sullivan / Vikings
OT Ryan Clady / Broncos
Defense
DE J.J. Watt / Texans
DE Cameron Wake / Dolphins
DT Vince Wilfork / Patriots
OLB Von Miller / Broncos
OLB Aldon Smith / 49ers
MLB Patrick Willis / 49ers
CB Richard Sherman / Seahawks
CB Charles Tillman / Bears
S Earl Thomas / Seahawks

Specialists
PK Blair Walsh / Vikings
P Andy Lee / 49ers
KR Jacoby Jones / Ravens
ST Matthew Slater / Patriots

No Dolphins players were selected to the All-Rookie team.

PFW/PFWA also released their awards for this year, giving running back Adrian Peterson both the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year honors. Here are all the awards:

MVP/Offensive MVP - Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
Defensive MVP- Texans DE J.J. Watt
Coach of the Year - Colts offensive coordinator/interim head coach Bruce Arians
Comeback Player of the Year - Adrian Peterson
Rookie of the Year/Offensive Rookie - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III
Defensive Rookie of the Year - Panthers LB Luke Kuechly
Most Improved Player - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
Executive of the Year - Colts GM Ryan Grigson
Assistant Coach of the Year - Bruce Arians
Golden Toe (Best Placekicker or Punter) - Vikings PK Blair Walsh

The Associated Press's All-Pro awards are expected to be announced in the near future.

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