Vikings LB and special teams ace Heath Farwell has been a productive player for the franchise over his 5 seasons, twice being named special teams MVP and consistently being among the team leaders in special teams tackles.
This year Farwell has been recognized as the outstanding special teams player that he is by being named to his first career Pro Bowl, an honor he certainly doesn’t take lightly.
“I want to thank the fans, the coaches and the players for helping me achieve one of my career goals of being named to the Pro Bowl,” Farwell said on Tuesday. “To be voted on by your peers is a prestigious individual honor.”
The honor for Farwell is especially significant this year because he’s having another solid season after coming back from a knee injury that cost him the entire 2008 season. Farwell is the unquestioned leader of the Vikings kick coverage units, something that is evident on the field with his actions but also off the field with his words.
“Several guys on the team deserve this award, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent them and the Minnesota Vikings,” Farwell said. “This is something I’ve worked for my entire career, and to do it after suffering a season-ending injury the year prior makes it even more special.
“But none of the individual accolades compare to the ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl, so we’ll continue to focus all of our energy toward that end.”
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