2010 was a year of awards for the Kansas City Chiefs and Jamaal Charles was a big part of that. Charles was nominated for FedEx Ground Player of the Week a number of times, winning it once. He was also named Pro Football Weekly's All-NFL Running Back of 2010. He's going to the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl.
And now Jamaal Charles is an AP All-Pro. It is the first All-Pro distinction of his short career.
This award is one of the more legit awards given out after the NFL season. The team is selected by a 50-person panel of media members and voting has taken place since the early 1920s. There is a first and second team All-Pro, with second team honors going to those who were runner-ups in the voting. The last Chief to be named to the NFL's All-Pro team was Tony Gonzalez in 2008. Pro Football Reference has a full list of Chiefs who have been named All-Pros.
Charles joins Houston Texans RB Arian Foster as the other running back on the first team. Other AFC West selections include Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler and Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha. No Chargers or Broncos made the list because, well, they're terrible franchises.