Peterson, who led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,485, is one of 15 NFC players on the team that consists of 27 total players.
It is Peterson’s fourth selection to the AP’s First Team in nine seasons. He also made the top tier in 2008, 2009 and his NFL MVP season of 2012.
Peterson was selected to the second team in his rookie season of 2007 and in 2013.
Khalil Mack became the first player to be chosen All-Pro at two positions (defensive end and outside linebacker).
Carolina, which went 15-1 this season, had six players named All-Pro: Cam Newton, Mike Tolbert, Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Josh Norman and Ryan Kalil, brother of Vikings left tackle
Seattle rookie Tyler Lockett, who will visit Minnesota Sunday for a Wild Card playoff game, was named as a kick returner.