The All-Joe Team honors “unsung Joes” around the NFL, workmanlike players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl. Casey and Braman were both Pro Bowl alternates in 2012.
Casey, a fourth-year pro out of Rice who overcame a tragic upbringing en route to the NFL, set career highs this season with 34 catches, 330 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Braman, an undrafted free agent out of West Texas A&M in 2011, has become a bit of a fan favorite for his long hair, unique background story and reckless abandon on special teams.
Fullback — James Casey (Texans): Versatility personified. He's played quite a bit of tight end for Houston but settled in last season as the lead blocker for
Special Teams Ace — Bryan Braman (Texans): Playing as if his flowing hair was on fire, he blocked two punts, both returned for Houston TDs (one by Braman himself) and was a demon in coverage, making a team-high 16 special-teams tackles.
Texans guard Mike Brisiel, running back