Minnesota Vikings’ linebacker Chad Greenway has been named to his second Pro Bowl Thursday, after recording a personal-best 191 tackles in 2012.
The South Dakota native will replace Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who is unable to play due to an injury. Greenway becomes the first Vikings’ linebacker to attend back-to-back Pro Bowls since Scott Studwell went in 1987 and 1988.
Greenway has now led the Vikings in tackles from 2008-2012. He recorded double-digit tackles in 11 of the 16 games this season, including a team-high 14 tackles in the Wild Card game against Green Bay Packers.
Greenway finished the season with 191 total tackles (121 solo, 70 assisted), 7 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 interception.
Greenway has appeared in 80 consecutive games, season longest streak for NFL linebackers, after rebounding from a knee injury in 2007.
The 2011 Vikings Community Man of the Year becomes the fifth Viking selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl joining running back Adrian Peterson, defensive end Jared Allen, fullback Jerome Felton and rookie kicker Blair Walsh.