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Bobby Wagner, Devon Witherspoon & Julian Love Selected For 2024 Pro Bowl Games

Three Seahawks were named to this year’s Pro Bowl roster, while eight more were named alternates.

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A rookie, a newcomer and a living legend will represent the Seahawks at the 2024 Pro Bowl Games.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who is in his 11th season with the Seahawks and 12th in the NFL, was named to the Pro Bowl for the ninth time in his career, while safety Julian Love and rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon are first-time Pro-Bowl selections.

The Seahawks also had eight players named alternates for the Pro Bowl: special teamer Nick Bellore, linebacker Jordyn Brooks, punter Michael Dickson, safety Quandre Diggs, outside linebacker Boye Mafe, receiver DK Metcalf, quarterback Geno Smith and running back Kenneth Walker III.

For Wagner, a ninth Pro-Bowl selection ties Walter Jones and Russell Wilson for the most in franchise history. A six-time first-team All-Pro—also a franchise high—Wagner returned to the Seahawks this season after one year with the Rams, and is once again putting up big numbers while leading the defense on and off the field. With 168 tackles, Wagner ranks second in the NFL and is just three shy of his career-high, and he also has 3.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Wagner has now recorded 100 tackles in 12 consecutive seasons, just the third player to do so since the NFL began tracking tackles as a stat.

"He's had a fantastic season coming back to us in his leadership, the example that he sets for other guys, he doesn't have to say much, he just does everything well and right," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "The fact that he's had a productive year and he's making his plays and ton of tackles again and the durability again which is just so remarkable throughout his career, is just a statement of his overall conditioning and development and maintenance of all that it takes to do that. It's incredible that he's played this much, and 168 tackles, that's amazing. He's done everything that we could have hoped for."

Witherspoon, one of the top candidates for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, is the second Seahawks rookie cornerback in as many years to make the Pro Bowl following Riq Woolen last season. Witherspoon's 16 passes defensed rank first among rookies and fifth league-wide, while his 68 tackles rank fifth among rookies and his 3.0 sacks rank 11thamong rookies. Witherspoon earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 after recording 2.0 sacks and a 97-yard interception return touchdown in a win over the Giants, and he later earned NFL Rookie of the Month honors for October.

Witherspoon is one of 10 rookies in franchise history to make the Pro Bowl, and just the third on defense along with Woolen and Lofa Tatupu, and has spent his rookie season showing why the Seahawks made him the No. 5 pick in the 2023 draft.

"I never thought he wouldn't play like this," coach Pete Carroll said after Witherspoon’s big Week 4 performance. "This is why we took him, to be active and to show that he gets this game of football, and it comes easy to him, and he's an explosive, dynamic player… He's showing you who he is."

Love, who signed with the Seahawks as a free agent in March, has set career-highs in interceptions (four) and passes defensed (10), and has 103 tackles, while also playing a big role on special teams, recording a team-leading 12 tackles. With two interceptions and eight tackles in a Week 15 win over the Eagles, he was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

"His consistency to be available for the plays, the playmaking, it's there," Carroll said. "He's talented, he sees things, he reacts really well, he's got really quick feet, he's really nimble, and he can get in and out of his breaks and come out of the middle and come out of his halves and cover a ton of ground, and he's really responsible about making the plays that he should make in the running game. He's a really good all-around ballplayer and we see it carry over as he impacts the special teams group too. He's always doing things right, he's making calls, he's making tackles. He's just a really good football player. I think he's probably better than we thought, and he's more complete than we thought."

The 2024 Pro Bowl Games, a celebration of AFC vs. NFC competition taking place in Orlando, Florida, will feature a skills competition televised on Thursday, February 1 at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN, and concludes with an AFC vs. NFC flag football game on Sunday, February 4 at noon PT on ESPN and ABC.

The NFL announced that three Seahawks players were selected to the 2024 Pro Bowl including linebacker Bobby Wagner, safety Julian Love and rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon. Take a look at some of the best photos of the Seahawks Pro Bowlers during the 2023 season.

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