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By The The Tribune-Review
Friday, Jan. 9, 2009

The No. 1 ranked defense in the NFL was rewarded Friday when two Steelers players were named to the Associated Press All-Pro team.

Safety Troy Polamalu was named for the second time to the All-Pro team, and outside linebacker James Harrison was picked for the first time. Balloting was conducted by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL.

Polamalu led the Steelers with six interceptions; he also had 73 tackles and a fumble recovery. The other safety was Baltimore's Ed Reed, the only player unanimously picked for the All-Pro team. Polamalu received 46 votes.

Harrison and Dallas' DeMarcus Ware were chosen at the outside linebacker spot. Harrison had 38 votes to Ware's 45.

Harrison set a franchise record with 16 sacks. He also was second on the team with 93 tackles.

Making the second-team All-Pro list was Steelers linebacker James Farrior with 12 votes. Baltimore's Ray Lewis (39 votes) and Carolina's Jon Beason (18) were first-team selections.

Among other Steelers players, Aaron Smith received two votes at defensive end, Casey Hampton received two votes at defensive tackle, and LaMarr Woodley had one vote at outside linebacker. Harrison also received one vote at inside linebacker.

Harrison was among 15 first-timers to make the team.

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