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Robison Named To USA TODAY Sports' 22nd All-Joe Team

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Vikings DE Brian Robison, who set a career-high with 9.0 sacks in 2013, has been named to USA TODAY’S 22nd All-Joe Team.

After accumulating 13.5 sacks in his first four NFL seasons, Robison has emerged as an elite pass-rusher, totaling 25.5 over the last three seasons. He signed a contract extension with the Vikings during this past season which will keep him in purple for years to come.

USA TODAY Sports' All-Joe team was created in 1992 by longtime NFL writer Larry Weisman as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman's work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. Phillips' effort in the trenches didn't lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City's fifth-ranked defense or the team's wild-card run. USA TODAY Sports has honored the unsung Joes ever since and compiles them in a 53-man roster that has at least one representative from every NFL team. Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl are eligible.