Patriots 2012 stats leaders

January, 27, 2013
Seven Patriots were recognized for their individual efforts during the 2012 season in the form of a Pro Bowl selection, although just two of them -- linebacker Jerod Mayo and special-teamer Matthew Slater -- will travel to Hawaii to play in the game this Sunday.

Quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Wes Welker, tight end Rob Gronkowski, guard Logan Mankins and nose tackle Vince Wilfork withdrew due to injuries.

With this in mind, below is a sampling of Patriots players who finished at or near the top in major statistical categories during the 2012 regular season:

Quarterback Tom Brady
QB Rating: 98.7 (6th)
Passing yards: 4,827 (4th)
Touchdowns: 34 (4th)

Running back Stevan Ridley
Rushing yards: 1,263 (7th)
Rushing attempts: 290 (6th)
Rushing touchdowns: 12 (T-3rd)
Rushing first downs: 82 (3rd)

Wide receiver Wes Welker
Catches: 118 (T-2nd)
Yards: 1,354 (8th)
Yards after catch: 619 (1st)
Receiving first downs: 72 (6th)

Tight end Rob Gronkowski
Receiving touchdowns: 11 (T-4th)

Center Ryan Wendell
Total snaps: 1,379 (1st)

Left tackle Nate Solder
Total snaps: 1,339 (2nd)

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Scoring: 153 points (1st)
Field goals made: 29 (T-8th)

Linebacker Jerod Mayo
Tackles: 147 (4th)

Defensive back Devin McCourty
Interceptions: 5 (T-7th)
Total snaps: 1,329 (3rd)

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich
Forced fumbles: 5 (T-6th)
Fumbles recovered: 4 (T-1st)

Nose tackle Vince Wilfork
Fumbles recovered: 4 (T-1st)

Linebacker Brandon Spikes
Forced fumbles: 5 (T-6th)
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.



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