Marshawn Lynch has become the fifth Seahawk on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
The Seahawks’ Beast Mode running back, a second alternate in voting by players, coaches and fans, was added today because the 49ers’ Frank Gore is unable to play in Sunday’s game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu due to an illness.
Free safety Earl Thomas was voted a starter to the Pro Bowl, while fullback Michael Robinson, cornerback Brandon Browner and strong safety Kam Chancellor – all first alternates – have been added as injury replacements.
Lynch produced Pro Bowl-worthy numbers during his first full season with the Seahawks, putting up career bests in rushing yards (1,204), rushing touchdowns (12) and total TDs (13). In doing so, Lynch became the Seahawks’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Shaun Alexander in 2005 and set a franchise record by scoring in 11 consecutive games.
He joins the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy, the starter, and the Bears’ Matt Forte as the running backs on the NFC squad.