Last week Bengals rookies Carlos Dunlap and Clint Stitser were named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team. Dunlap recorded a franchise-high 9.5 quarterback sacks, setting the rookie record. Stitser was perhaps the only rookie place kicker that converted more than a few field goals.
Unfortunately, don't expect a 4-12 team to be rolling in hardware, trophies and ceremony.
On Monday, the Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro Team was announced. Tom Brady was the only unanimous pick from a panel of 50 members within the media who cover the NFL regularly. Lions' Ndamukong Suh is the only rookie and 18 of 27 players come from the AFC. The New England Patriots led all teams with three players (Brady, Logan Mankins and Jerod Mayo).
The last Bengals players named on the AP NFL All-Pro Team was in 2006 when Chad Johnson and Willie Anderson were named to the squad. However, Leon Hall was named to the Second-Team All-Pro Team in 2009.
Here's this year's Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro Team