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Six Seahawks Selected to 2014 Pro Bowl
Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks will be represented in the 2014 Pro Bowl by safety Kam Chancellor, running back Marshawn Lynch, cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas, center Max Unger and quarterback Russell Wilson, the NFL announced this evening. It is the second-consecutive season Seattle has had six representatives in the Pro Bowl.
It will be Chancellor’s second Pro Bowl trip in his four seasons, Lynch’s fourth overall, Sherman’s first after being named first-team All-Pro in 2012, Thomas’ third-consecutive Pro Bowl trip in his four seasons since being the 14th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, and Unger’s and Wilson’s second-consecutive Pro Bowl trips.
Seattle’s secondary sends three players to the Pro Bowl for the second time in the last three seasons. Chancellor ranks third on the team with 85 tackles (56 solo) and three interceptions and is the physical presence of the NFL’s top-ranked passing defense that leads the league in interceptions with 26.
Sherman leads the NFL with eight interceptions, including four in his last two games, and leads the team with 18 passes defensed. His 20 interceptions and 59 passes defensed since 2011 lead the NFL, and among active players, his 20 interceptions tie Ed Reed for the most interceptions through a player’s first 47 games played of a career.
The Seahawks also have three alternates to the NFL’s annual all-star game. Kicker Steven Hauschka and punt returner Golden Tate are second alternates and tackle Russell Okung is a fourth alternate. The player would be named to the team if a selected member of the squad cannot participate.
Under the new unconferenced Pro Bowl format, players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on NFL Network on Wednesday, January 22 at 5 p.m. PT.
The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and televised live on NBC at 4 p.m. PT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.