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Kampman, Driver Named First-Team All-NFC


Aaron Kampman and Donald Driver are headed to the Pro Bowl in a few weeks with yet another postseason honor.

Kampman and Driver have been named to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-NFC team to go along with their selection as NFC representatives in the Pro Bowl next month in Hawaii.

Kampman, a fifth-year defensive end who also earned second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press, posted a career-high 15 1/2 sacks in 2006, tops in the NFC, second in the league, and the third-best single-season total in franchise history. He had four multiple-sack games, all at home, including a pair of three-sack games against New Orleans (Sept. 17) and Minnesota (Dec. 21).

Kampman also led Green Bay defensive linemen with a career-high 113 tackles (84 solo), which ranked third on the team behind linebackers A.J. Hawk and Nick Barnett. He started all 16 games for the third straight season and now has started 58 consecutive games.

Other than Reggie White, who made it in 1993 and '95, Kampman is the only Packers' defensive end to be selected first team all-NFC since 1970.

Driver set new career highs in receptions and yards for the third consecutive season with 92 catches for 1,295 yards. He scored eight touchdowns, including two on big plays of 82 yards at Minnesota (Nov. 12) and 68 yards at San Francisco (Dec. 10).

Driver's yardage total ranked second in the NFC and fifth in the league, while his receptions ranked third in the NFC and fifth in the league. His 191-yard performance at Minnesota was a career-high and was the best single-game total by an NFC receiver in 2006.

Driver is the first Packers wide receiver to make the all-NFC team since Sterling Sharpe in 1993.

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