Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Monday, replacing Tramon Williams of the Green Bay Packers, who will be participating in Super Bowl XLV. It marks the 3rd straight season that Winfield was recognized as a Pro Bowler and the 3rd time overall in his 12-year career.
Winfield was the only member of the Vikings secondary to appear and start in all 16 games during the 2010 season. Winfield was 3rd on the team in total tackles with 110, which was the 2nd highest output of his career. He finished the season with 3 tackles-for-loss, 9 passes defended, 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 defensive TD. Winfield shined in the national spotlight when playing at the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28. He recorded 2.0 sacks, 1 tackle-for-loss, 9 tackles and forced and recovered a Michael Vick fumble, which he returned 45 yards for a TD, the longest fumble return of his career.
Winfield joins Vikings CB Carl Lee as the only CBs in team history to reach the Pro Bowl 3 times in their career. Lee attended 3 straight Pro Bowls from 1988-1990.
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