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Greenway Selected To His Second Pro Bowl

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway has been named to his 2nd Pro Bowl after recording a personal-best 191 tackles in 2012. The South Dakota native will replace Dallas LB 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. 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, 2nd longest streak for NFL LBs, after rebounding from a knee injury in 2007. The 2011 Vikings Community Man of the Year becomes the 5th Viking selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl joining: Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen, Jerome Felton and Blair Walsh.


CONSECUTIVE SEASONS LEADING VIKINGS IN TACKLES
Player Position Years
Scott Studwell LB 1980 - 1985
Chad Greenway LB 2008 - 2012
Rip Hawkins LB 1961 - 1964

GREENWAY TOP TACKLE SEASONS^
2012 - 191
2011 – 174
2008 – 150
2010 – 149
2007 – 130
^stats according to coaches review

2012 NFL TACKLE LEADERS*
Luke Kuechly (CAR) – 165
Chad Greenway (MIN) – 148
*stats according to NFL.com

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