Associated Press, Published December 26 2012
Peterson, Walsh headline 4 Vikings in Pro BowlMINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have four players who were voted into the Pro Bowl on Wednesday.
Adrian Peterson was selected for the fifth time. It comes as no surprise thanks to an incredible comeback season. Peterson is 102 yards away from becoming the sixth running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.
Kicker Blair Walsh, defensive end Jared Allen and fullback Jerome Felton also were named to the NFC team. Walsh set an NFL record this season with nine field goals of at least 50 yards.
Allen has 10 sacks this year while Felton helped pave the way for Peterson's big year.
Peterson says he's honored to be named to the team, but was disappointed none of his offensive linemen made it.
Pro Bowl Rosters
At Aloha Stadium, Honolulu | Sunday, Jan. 27
Quarterbacks — Tom Brady, New England; Peyton Manning, Denver; Matt Schaub, Houston
Running Backs — Jamaal Charles, Kansas City; Arian Foster, Houston; Ray Rice, Baltimore
Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore
Wide Receivers — A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Andre Johnson, Houston; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Wes Welker, New England
Tight Ends — Rob Gronkowski, New England; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh
Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston; Ryan Clady, Denver; Joe Thomas, Cleveland; Marshall Yanda, Baltimore
Guards — Logan Mankins, New England; Wade Smith, Houston
Centers — Chris Myers, Houston; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
Ends — Elvis Dumervil, Denver; Cameron Wake, Miami; J.J. Watt, Houston
Interior Linemen — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Haloti Ngata, Baltimore; Vince Wilfork, New England
Outside Linebackers — Tamba Hali, Kansas City; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Von Viller, Denver
Inside/Middle Linebackers — Derrick Johnson, Kansas City; Jerod Mayo, New England
Cornerbacks — Champ Bailey, Denver; Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets; Johnathan Joseph, Houston
Strong Safeties — Eric Berry, Kansas City; LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets
Free Safety — Ed Reed, Baltimore
Placekicker — Phil Dawson, Cleveland
Punter — Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City
Kick Returner — Jacoby Jones, Baltimore
Special Team — Matthew Slater, New England
Quarterbacks — Robert Griffin III, Washington; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay; Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Running Backs — Frank Gore, San Francisco; Marshawn Lynch, Seattle; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Fullback — Jerome Felton, Minnesota
Wide Receivers — Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants; Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Julio Jones, Atlanta; Brandon Marshall, Chicago
Tight Ends — Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta; Jason Witten, Dallas
Tackles — Russell Okung, Seattle; Joe Staley, San Francisco; Trent Williams, Washington
Guards — Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Mike Iupati, San Francisco; Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Centers — Jeff Saturday, Green Bay; Max Unger, Seattle
Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesota; Julius Peppers, Chicago; Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
Interior Linemen — Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; Henry Melton, Chicago; Justin Smith, San Francisco
Outside Linebackers — Clay Matthews, Green Bay; Aldon Smith, San Francisco; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Inside/Middle Linebackers — NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco; Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Cornerbacks — Tim Jennings, Chicago; Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Charles Tillman, Chicago
Strong Safeties — Donte Whitner, San Francisco
Free Safeties — Dashon Goldson, San Francisco; Earl Thomas, Seattle
Placekicker — Blair Walsh, Minnesota
Punter — Thomas Morstead, New Orleans
Kick Returner — Leon Washington, Seattle
Special Team — Lorenzo Alexander, Washington
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