Jared Allen will not travel alone to Hawaii for this year’s Pro Bowl. Fellow defender Chad Greenway has also been named to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster and will make his first apperance in the NFL’s all-star game.
Greenway recorded a team high and personal best 174 tackles in 2011, and now has led the Vikings in tackles from 2008-11. He also ranked 3rd on the team in tackles for loss with 13.0, tallied 2.0 sacks, registered 4 passes defensed and recovered one fumble.
“On behalf of the entire Vikings organization, our congratulations go to Chad for this great honor,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “Chad is a vital part of our team, and the fact that he led our team in tackles and was also third in tackles for loss this season is proof of that. His production on the field has been matched only by his leadership in the locker room and off the field. Hopefully this is the first of many more Pro Bowls for Chad.”
The South Dakota native will replace Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs who is unable to play due to an injury. This marks the second straight season where a Vikings’ LB has been selected to the Pro Bowl as E.J. Henderson was named last season. Since 2006, the Vikings have sent 3 of the past 4 players selected in the 1st round to the Pro Bowl (Greenway, Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin).
Greenway was also named the Vikings 2011 Community Man of the Year. Head to www.greenway52.com for more information about Chad’s community efforts.
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