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Vikings Long Snapper Andrew DePaola Named to All-Pro 2nd Team

EAGAN, Minn. – Vikings long snapper Andrew DePaola has been recognized as an All-Pro for the second straight season.

DePaola was announced to the Second-Team All-Pro roster by The Associated Press Friday.

"Any time you get recognized, it's quite the honor," he said. "I'm extremely humbled and excited to again be voted as an All-Pro. Every day I just strive to live up to the player that both the coaches and my teammates expect me to be, and if Pro Bowls and All-Pro recognition comes along with that, it's just an amazing added bonus."

DePaola's second career All-Pro came shortly after receiving his second straight Pro Bowl nod.

DePaola's recent work includes executing a picture-perfect snap against the Packers in Week 17, enabling Greg Joseph to smoothly knock through a 54-yard field goal. He has been instrumental in special teams plays throughout the season, including making a direct snap to running back Ty Chandler on a successful fake punt against the Broncos Week 11.

DePaola is well-respected by his teammates, coaches and peers and is recognized as a leader within Minnesota's locker room.

Vikings Special Teams Coordinator Matt Daniels praised DePaola last month, nicknaming him "Perfect All-Pro Po."

"The snaps are perfect," Daniels said. "I don't think there's a doubt he should end up being a back-to-back All-Pro and a Pro Bowler.

All-Pro First Team


Quarterback – Lamar Jackson, Baltimore

Running Back – Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco

Fullback – Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

Tight End – George Kittle, San Francisco

Wide Receivers – Tyreek Hill, Miami; CeeDee Lamb, Dallas; Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit

Left Tackle – Trent Williams, San Francisco

Left Guard – Joe Thuney, Kansas City

Center – Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

Right Guard – Zack Martin, Dallas

Right Tackle – Penei Sewell, Detroit


Edge Rushers – Myles Garrett, Cleveland; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

Interior Linemen – Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Chris Jones, Kansas City

Linebackers – Fred Warner, San Francisco; Roquan Smith, Baltimore; Quincy Williams, New York Jets

Cornerbacks – DaRon Bland, Dallas; Sauce Gardner, New York Jets

Slot Cornerback – Trent McDuffie, Kansas City

Safeties – Kyle Hamilton, Baltimore; Antoine Winfield, Jr., Tampa Bay


Placekicker – Brandon Aubrey, Dallas

Punter – AJ Cole, Las Vegas

Kick Returner – Keisean Nixon, Green Bay

Punt Returner – Rashid Shaheed, New Orleans

Special Teamer – Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh

Long Snapper – Ross Matiscik, Jacksonville

View photos from the Vikings locker room at TCO Performance Center as players cleaned out their lockers at the close of the 2023 season.

All-Pro Second Team


Quarterback – Dak Prescott, Dallas

Running Back – Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams

Fullback – Patrick Ricard, Baltimore

Tight End – Sam LaPorta, Detroit

Wide Receivers – A.J. Brown, Philadelphia; Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams; *Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco; *Mike Evans, Tampa Bay

Left Tackle – Tyron Smith, Dallas

Left Guard – Tyler Smith, Dallas

Center – Frank Ragnow, Detroit

Right Guard – Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta

Right Tackle – Lane Johnson, Philadelphia

* Tied in voting total


Edge Rushers – Micah Parsons, Dallas; Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

Interior Linemen – Justin Madubuike, Baltimore; Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants

Linebackers – Demario Davis, New Orleans; Bobby Wagner, Seattle; Patrick Queen, Baltimore

Cornerbacks – Jaylon Johnson, Chicago; Charvarius Ward, San Francisco

Slot Cornerback – Taron Johnson, Buffalo

Safeties – Jessie Bates III, Atlanta; Justin Simmons, Denver


Placekicker – Jake Elliott, Philadelphia

Punter – Bryan Anger, Dallas

Kick Returner – Marvin Mims, Denver

Punt Returner – Derius Davis, Los Angeles Chargers

Special Teamer – Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Detroit

Long Snapper – Andrew DePaola, Minnesota