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Three Redskins Selected to Pro Bowl

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For Immediate Release
December 26, 2012

THREE REDSKINS SELECTED TO PRO BOWL

Lorenzo Alexander, Robert Griffin III and Trent Williams all earn first career Pro Bowl nods

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The National Football League announced today that linebacker/special teamer Lorenzo Alexander, quarterback Robert Griffin III and tackle Trent Williams have all been selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl. The annual contest of the AFC and NFC's best will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

In addition, linebacker London Fletcher and running back Alfred Morris were selected as alternates.

Alexander, 29, is in his third season as Washington’s special teams captain. The two-time team recipient for Walter Payton Man of the Year has played eight different positions in six NFL seasons, but has earned acclaim as one of the top special teams players in the NFL. This season, Alexander has been credited by coaches with a team-high 29 special teams tackles. His 19 special teams tackles as credited by STATS, LLC are the most in the NFL.

Alexander is the first Redskin since long snapper Ethan Albright (2007) selected to the Pro Bowl on the basis of special teams play.

The Redskins selected Griffin III, 22, with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft last April, and despite being inactive in Week 15, Griffin III has completed 249-of-375 passes (66.4 percent) for 3,100 yards with 20 touchdowns, only five interceptions and a passer rating of 104.1. Griffin III already holds at least a share of team rookie records for passing attempts, pass completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns, and is on pace to set team rookie records for completion percentage and passer rating. In addition, he has rushed 114 times for 752 yards with six rushing touchdowns this season, all three of which are team records for a quarterback. His 6.6 yards per carry average leads the NFL among players with at least 100 rushing attempts.

Griffin III is the first rookie quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl in Redskins history. Prior to 2012, only six rookie quarterbacks in NFL history had been named to the Pro Bowl. He is the first offensive rookie for the Redskins to be selected to the Pro Bowl since running back Larry Brown in 1969. Griffin III is the first Redskin quarterback of any experience level to earn a Pro Bowl selection since Brad Johnson following the 1999 season. His selection is the 21st by a Redskins quarterback, joining Johnson, Gus Frerotte (1996), Mark Rypien (1989, 91), Jay Schroeder (1986), Joe Theismann (1982-83), Billy Kilmer (1972), Sonny Jurgensen (1964, 66-67, 69), Norm Snead (1963), Eddie LeBaron (1955, 57-58), Al Dorow (1956), Harry Gilmer (1950, 52) and Sammy Baugh (1951).

Williams, 24, is in his second season as an offensive captain for the Redskins. The first player drafted during Mike Shanahan’s tenure in Washington, Williams has blossomed into one of the league’s elite left tackles in his first three seasons since being selected No. 4 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Williams anchors an offensive line that has helped the Redskins average a league-high 162.3 rushing yards per game this season. He has helped rookie running back Alfred Morris shatter team rookie rushing records, as well as bring Morris to within 104 yards of breaking the Redskins’ single-season rushing record. Despite fighting several significant injuries throughout the season, Williams is one start on Sunday away from having started all 16 games in a season for the first time in his career.

Williams becomes the first Redskins offensive lineman selected to the Pro Bowl since Chris Samuels in 2008. With Williams’ first Pro Bowl selection and Samuels’ six career selections, the Redskins’ last seven Pro Bowl offensive linemen have all been left tackles. Williams’ selection is the 14th by a Redskins offensive tackle since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, joining Samuels (2001-02, 05-08), Jim Lachey (1990-91), Mark May (1988) and Joe Jacoby (1983-86).

With the Redskins’ selections this year, the team has had at least one Pro Bowl player for 19 straight seasons. The only year Washington has not had a Pro Bowler in team history was 1993. Shanahan has now coached players responsible for 73 Pro Bowl selections during his tenure as an NFL head coach. Shanahan has had at least one player selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his 19 seasons at the helm.
 

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How many RB's made the list? Marshawn Lynch and AP are the only other NFC RB's that have rushed for more yardage and both have more carries.

I just saw that Gore earned the 3rd slot and that's BS...
 

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Nice to see that Trent has quietly gone about collecting himself, re-dedicating himself, and converting his potential into a good season.
 

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Gore over Morris is absurd. RG3 over Brees is pretty absurd too.
 

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Gore over Morris is absurd. RG3 over Brees is pretty absurd too.
No way Gore should be ahead of Morris.......


RG3 has 3100 passing yards, 752 rushing yards, 20 passing td, 6 rushing td, only 5 int's, 2 lost fumbles, a passer rating of 104.1, and a completion % of 66.4 and he missed a game.

Brees has 4781 passing yards, 5 yards rushing, 39 passing td, 1 rushing td, 18 int's, 0 lost fumbles, a passer rating of 94.9, and a completion % of 62.7.

You can only pick one, which one are you taking? 2 totally different styles.
 

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Here's hoping RGIII, Trent, Zo, London and AlMo will all be "too busy" to go to Hawaii. :cheers:
 

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SF got all those votes based on their start, but they are 10-4-1 now and could finish at 10-5-1 or just half a game better than the Redskins if Washington beats Dallas.

Ultimately that's what the pro bowl comes down to, what you did to start the season and wow fans and players those first 7-8 weeks.

That's one of the reasons when the Redskins went to the Super Bowl they would place 4 or 5 players in the pro bowl while Dallas would have 9 or 10.
 

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A few other things that stand out....Thomas from the Broncos didn't make it. The WRs in front of him are great, but wow, maybe they need to add another slot there.

And when this season began, who would have bet that Witten would have beaten out Jimmy Graham? I wasn't even sure how many games he would play after that crushing preseason hit. Amazing year for him.
 

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Griffin has 200 more yards than Gore and 3 TDs while playing behind what we all can admit is an inferior line to SF.

I don't know if Trent Williams deserved to make it at LT, so maybe you add on and then subtract one and still end up with 3 Redskins.

Shame Forbath wasn't brought in before the 5th game or his extended streak might have put him in the pro bowl as well.
 

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Jeff Saturday at center (Packers) is a joke. He was benched recently and is no longer effective. Will Montgomery is a much better choice and is certainly deserving of the honor.

Alfred Morris shoud've been ahead of Gore - easily. There really is no debate about it.

Enough of this early season voting crap. Take the entire season and judge the players accordingly.
 

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Definitely Kai should get mention, as well as London. Dude has FIVE interceptions for goodness sakes!
 

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SF got all those votes based on their start, but they are 10-4-1 now and could finish at 10-5-1 or just half a game better than the Redskins if Washington beats Dallas.

Ultimately that's what the pro bowl comes down to, what you did to start the season and wow fans and players those first 7-8 weeks.

That's one of the reasons when the Redskins went to the Super Bowl they would place 4 or 5 players in the pro bowl while Dallas would have 9 or 10.

It was 6. 7. 3 and the last Super Bowl 8 maybe 9
 

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Clay Matthews? Excellent player but he missed a big chunk of the season and the GB defense was awful for long stretches.

the NFC defense is basically SF and Seattle.
 

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I would prefer none of our players make it to the Pro Bowl.
Just a meaningless game, giving them another chance to seriously injure themselves in.
When the Pro Bowl comes around, few actually care about it, and many just complain the existence of it.
I would prefer, that instead of playing an additional meaningless, dangerous game to honor them, that instead they award the winners with "Pro Bowler Trophies" at a ceremony after the season.
Seriously, who looks back on history and reminisces about any of the Pro Bowl games, ever ???
And the NFC vs. AFC "rivalry" is also a meaningless, fabricated competition.
And really, what are the distinct differences between NFC and AFC teams, besides the historic placement of each team in their conference ? They have no true "identity." So what's the point in saying, "AFC is better than NFC" or vice versa ?
 

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The pro bowl vote should be a designation like all-pro, and not a prelude to a game.
 

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With 49ers advancing to Super Bowl, #Redskins LB @LFletcher59 replaces P. Willis and LB @RyanKerrigan91 replaces A. Smith in Pro Bowl. #HTTR
 

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Who replaced Gore? If not Morris, I want to know who could have possibly robbed him.
 

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Morris will get the nod - he was an alternate.

That will give the Redskins six pro bowlers for this season.
Apparently, the word is that Morris was a 2nd alternate which I thought was not correct. Doug Martin appears to be the 1st alternate.

That's the word all over twitter anyway.
 

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