Chiefs LB Vrabel Named to All-Fundamentals Team

Kansas City Chiefs LB Mike Vrabel has been chosen as a member of the All-Fundamentals Team by USA Football and the NFLPA.

A six person panel chose Vrabel because of his ability to shed blocks.

USA Football is the governing body of youth football and is chaired by former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson who, along with Herm Edwards and four others, chose the All-Fundamentals team.  This 26-man roster honors the NFL's most fundamentally-sound players who also commit themselves to service in their communities.

One other player with a Chiefs connection - Tony Gonzalez.  He was given the honor for his ability to catch the ball in traffic.

Each player will choose a school to give a $1,500 equipment grant.

Full list of all the players chosen can be seen after the jump.

NAME

POSITION

TEAM

FOOTBALL FUNDAMENTAL

Tony Gonzalez

TE

Atlanta Falcons

Catching in traffic

Ryan Clady              

T

Denver Broncos

Hands in pass protection

Joe Thomas

T

Cleveland Browns

Pass blocking footwork

Alan Faneca

G

New York Jets

Combo/zone blocking

Steve Hutchinson

G

Minnesota Vikings

Pulling, run blocking

Jeff Saturday

C

Indianapolis Colts

Snapping and blocking

Larry Fitzgerald

WR

Arizona Cardinals

Proper catching with hands

Wes Welker

WR

New England Patriots

Proper catching with hands

Ryan Grant

RB

Green Bay Packers

Ball security/proper cuts

Moran Norris

FB

San Francisco 49ers

Run blocking

Drew Brees

QB

New Orleans Saints

Throwing mechanics

Osi Umenyiora

DE

New York Giants

Takeoff and pass rush

Kyle Vanden Bosch

DE

Tennessee Titans

Playing the run

Darnell Dockett

DT

Arizona Cardinals

Defeating blocks

Haloti Ngata

DT/NT

Baltimore Ravens

Footwork and leverage

Mike Vrabel

LB

Kansas City Chiefs

Shedding blocks

London Fletcher

LB

Washington Redskins

Angle tackling

DeMarcus Ware

LB

Dallas Cowboys

Pass rush/bull rush

Cortland Finnegan

CB

Tennessee Titans

Man-to-man coverage

Nnamdi Asomugha

CB

Oakland Raiders

Breaking up the pass

Troy Polamalu

S

Pittsburgh Steelers

Playing the ball

Eric Weddle

S

San Diego Chargers

Open-field tackling

David Akers

K

Philadelphia Eagles

Kicking mechanics

Brian Moorman

P

Buffalo Bills

Punting mechanics

David Binn

LS

San Diego Chargers

Long-snapping mechanics

Clifton Smith

KR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kick catching and returning

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