ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will head to his first Pro Bowl, replacing Super Bowl-bound Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks.
Morris got the spot in the Jan. 26 all-star game when Lynch and Seattle won the NFC championship game Sunday night. The Redskins announced last week he would play in the game. Morris was assured of the spot as he would also have replaced 49ers running back Frank Gore if San Francisco advanced.
Morris, a second-year player, ran for 1,275 yards on 276 carries this season for the Redskins, who went 3-13 and finished last in the NFC East.
He set a franchise record with 1,613 yards rushing as a rookie in 2012.
Morris joins left tackle Trent Williams as Redskins picked for the Pro Bowl this year.
Morris recorded the following message after learning of his Pro Bowl selection.
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