Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams and Lorenzo Alexander were all named to the Pro Bowl for the first time. London Fletcher and Alfred Morris were named Pro Bowl alternates.
Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III, left tackle Trent Williams and special–teams ace Lorenzo Alexander have been named to the 2012 season's Pro Bowl.
Veteran linebacker London Fletcher and rookie running back Alfred Morris have been named as alternates.
Griffin III has led the Redskins to an unlikely 9-6 mark through 15 games after the franchise suffered three consecutive losing seasons prior to this year. In 2012, Griffin III has led the way with 3,100 passing yards and 20 touchdowns through the air and has thrown just five interceptions in 14 games. His 752 rushing yards on the season is a rookie record, and should his 66.4 completion percentage and 104.1 quarterback rating remain in place, those would be rookie records as well.
Blair Walsh, kicker for the Minnesota Vikings, was the only other rookie to earn a Pro Bowl roster spot this season.
Williams had appeared to turn a corner in the second half of the 2011 season, until his play was cut short by a suspension. But this year, Williams resumed that dominant form this year and has become a true staple in the Redskins' offense while allowing just four sacks and two hits so far this season.
Prior to his Williams' selection, no Redskins offensive lineman had made it to the Pro Bowl since Chris Samuels in 2008.
As for Alexander, he has been a force in kickoff and punt coverage units while also taking snaps at inside and outside linebacker positions. While racking-up 43 tackles and a fumble recovery on the year, his 17 total tackles on special teams are tops in the NFL.
Though Alexander has long been lauded for his special-teams contributions over the past six years in Washington, this is the first time he has been named to a Pro Bowl.
Morris and Fletcher will have to wait and see if they can punch their tickets to Hawaii. Morris' invitation hinges on the availability of Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Frank Gore, while Fletcher has to wait in line behind the dominant 49ers' tandem of NoVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis.