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All-Pro Voter Who Snubbed Calvin Johnson Says ‘I Love Calvin Johnson’

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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 23: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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When the 2012 All-Pro Team was announced Saturday, the biggest surprise wasn’t an obvious name missing from the roster, but the inexplicable decision of one voter to leave Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson off his ballot. The same Calvin Johnson who set NFL’s all-time, single-season record for receiving yards earned 49 first-team votes from the 50 voters.

The lone maverick, Fox Sports analyst and Sirius XM host Tim Ryan, spelled out his decision like this: “Of course, he had a great year and he is a great receiver. But I look at more than statistics, and I thought a couple of other receivers had a better season — Brandon Marshall and A.J. Green.”

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