Four former Tennessee Vols and a member of the Tennessee Titans were recognized for their NFL seasons by the Professional Football Writers Association.
Former UT running back Arian Foster made the All-NFL Team and was named the NFL's most improved player. Foster led the NFL in rushing one season after being on the Houston Texans practice squad.
Former Vols tight end Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys and linebacker Jerod Mayo of the New England Patriots also made the All-NFL Team.
Former Vol Eric Berry was named to the writers All-Rookie Team at safety and Tennessee Titan Marc Mariani was named the All-Rookie punt returner.
New England's Tom Brady was named the league's Most Valuable Player by the writers.
Here are some of the awards and the local players honored by the Pro Football Writers Association:
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA 2010 All-NFL Team
QB - Tom Brady (Patriots)
RB - Arian Foster (Texans);
TE - Jason Witten (Cowboys)
MLB - Jerod Mayo (Patriots)
MVP - Patriots QB Tom Brady
Defensive MVP - Packers LB Clay Matthews
Coach of the Year - Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
Rookie of the Year - Lions DT Ndamukong Suh
Offensive Rookie of the Year - Rams QB Sam Bradford
Most Improved Player of the Year - Texans RB Arian Foster
Comeback Player of the Year - Eagles QB Michael Vick
Executive of the Year - Chiefs GM Scott Pioli
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team
S - Eric Berry (Chiefs)
PR - Marc Mariani (Titans)