In both 2008 and 2009, Vikings LB E.J. Henderson looked to be in Pro Bowl form until season-ending injuries derailed his chances to earn a 1st-time trip to the all-star game.
But now, following a 2010 season in which he tied for the team lead with 3 INTs and finished 2nd on the team in tackles with 139, Henderson is making the trip to Hawaii for his 1st-ever, and well-deserved, Pro Bowl.
One of the Vikings captains from 2008-2010, Henderson has led the team in tackles 3 times over the last 6 years (2004-125; 2006-142; 2007-155–career high). He missed most of the 2008 season due to injury and was leading the team with 100 tackles
in 2009 before a season-ending injury. Along with his tackles, Henderson has 13.5 sacks for his career, which ranks 4th all-time among Vikings linebackers.
Henderson joins Adrian Peterson and Antoine Winfield as Vikings going to this year’s all-star game. Kevin Williams was also named to the team but will not be able to attend.
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