The Seattle Seahawks will be represented in the 2015 Pro Bowl by safety Kam Chancellor, running back Marshawn Lynch, cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and linebacker Bobby Wagner, the NFL announced this evening. It is the fourth-consecutive season Seattle has had at least five representatives in the Pro Bowl.
It will be Chancellor’s third Pro Bowl trip in his five seasons, Lynch’s fifth overall, Sherman’s second after being named first-team All-Pro in 2012 and 2013, Thomas’ fourth-consecutive Pro Bowl trip in his five seasons since being the 14th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, and Wagner’s first selection to the annual all-star game.
Lynch continues to be the focal point of the offense as he ranks third in the NFL in rushing yards (1,246), first in non-kicker scoring (96) and leads the league with a career-high 16 total touchdowns this season (career-high tying 12 rush, career-high four rec.).
Seattle’s secondary sends three players to the Pro Bowl for the third time in the last four seasons. Chancellor ranks fourth on the team with 69 tackles (54 solo) and is the physical presence of the NFL’s top-ranked passing defense that leads the league allowing only 184.5 yards per game.
Sherman leads the team with four interceptions and since 2011, his 24 interceptions and 68 passes defensed lead the NFL. Those 24 interceptions rank tied for third (Kenny Easley) in NFL history for the most through a player’s first four seasons in the NFL (Lester Hayes, Everson Walls – 25).
Thomas ranks third on the team with 83 tackles (58 solo) while Wagner, despite missing five games midseason due to injury, ranks second on the team with 94 tackles (62 solo) and is on pace to become the sixth player in franchise history to record three-straight 100-tackle seasons.
The Seahawks also have five alternates to the Pro Bowl; defensive end Michael Bennett, kicker Steven Hauschka, tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger and quarterback Russell Wilson. The player would be named to the team if a selected member of the squad cannot participate.
Under the unconferenced Pro Bowl format, players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft, which will air on NFL Network on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5 p.m. PT.
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and televised live on ESPN at 5 p.m. PT from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
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