From the Green Bay Packers Tuesday:
Represented by seven members of the team, the Green Bay Packers learned Tuesday that wide receiver Greg Jennings, fullback John Kuhn, linebacker Clay Matthews, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, nose tackle B.J. Raji, center Scott Wells and cornerback Charles Woodson were named Pro Bowl selections by the National Football League. Additionally, Kuhn, Matthews, Rodgers and Woodson were named starters for the NFC squad.
The seven players are the most the Packers have had voted into the Pro Bowl since 1967.
Kicker Mason Crosby was named first alternate.
Jennings earns his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection, the first Green Bay wide receiver to be honored in back-to-back seasons since Donald Driver in 2006-07. Jennings leads the team in receptions (67) and ranks No. 2 on the squad in both receiving yards (949) and receiving TDs (nine) despite missing the last two contests with a knee injury.
For Kuhn, it marks the first Pro Bowl selection of his career as he becomes the first Packer fullback to be honored since William Henderson in 2004. Kuhn has accounted for six touchdowns this season (four rushing, two receiving), his second straight season with six total TDs. He has rushed for 73 yards on 28 carries (2.6 avg.) along with 13 receptions for 67 yards (5.2 avg.) this season.
Matthews earns his third career selection as he becomes the first Packer since RB John Brockington (1971-73) to earn Pro Bowl recognition in each of his first three seasons in the league. Matthews leads the team with six sacks, along with 69 tackles (49 solo), and has posted career highs in interceptions (three), forced fumbles (three) and passes defensed (nine).
Raji, a first-round draft choice by the Packers along with Matthews in 2009, earns his first career selection. He is the first Green Bay defensive tackle to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Bob Brown in 1972. Raji is tied for the team lead among defensive linemen with three sacks this season, while addi…Read more...