Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Woodson & Collins go Pro Bowling

Charles Woodson is going to his first Pro Bowl as a Green Bay Packer. Ditto for Nick Collins. And both will be starters.

This will be Woodson's fifth Pro Bowl appearance overall in his 11-year career and his first since 2001. He's tied for the league lead in interceptions and has a career high this season with three sacks.

Collins is in his fourth year in the league, all with the Packers. He's tied with Woodson for the NFL lead in interceptions, and leads the league with three returned for touchdowns.

It's the first time since 1974 that the Packers have had two players named to the defensive backfield. Cornerbacks Willie Buchanon and Ken Ellis were the last Pro Bowl duo for the Pack.

Greg Jennings -- with more than 1,000 yards in receptions -- was named a first alternate. Go figure. Al Harris and Aaron Kampman were also named as alternates.

Oh yeah. Ol' #4 also got a Pro Bowl spot for the AFC.