The Seattle Seahawks have not sent a lot of players to Hawaii to play in the Pro Bowl in recent years, but that changed in 2011-2012 with safety Earl Thomas heading to play for the NFC. Players such as fullback Michael Robinson, safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Brandon Browner could also be selected fairly early as first string alternates. Marshawn Lynch and punter Jon Ryan made the second and third strings, respectively, as well.
Seattle had not had a player selected for the game in two years -- and they were the only team to do so in the NFL -- although that changes this time around. Potentially having multiple players in the Pro Bowl is a great honor for those involved and is great exposure for the franchise. A young team that continues to improve, Seahawks fans can only expect even more success in the coming years.
The 2012 Pro Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2012 from Aloha Stadium. The teams were selected by a combination of votes from the players, coaches and fans from around the league.
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