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NFL Pro Bowl: Marshawn Lynch Added to Roster

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster today after Frank Gore officially bowed out, taking the number of Seahawks in the game to five. Lynch joins Earl Thomas, Brandon Browner, Kam Chancellor, and his lead blocker Michael Robinson in Hawaii.

The team is selected by a combination of player, coach and fan voting, and with Adrian Peterson and Frank Gore out, Lynch is the next man up. Beastmode rushed for 1,204 yards and 12 TDs this season, and added 28 catches for 212 yards and another TD. He was the Seahawks first 1000 yard rusher since Shaun Alexander accomplished that feat in his MVP 2005 season.

Lynch scored a touchdown in 11 straight games this year and in the 2nd half of the season was the hottest running back in the NFL. Peterson and Gore were well deserving of their selections to the team, but it's nice to see the Seahawks' running back get the recognition he deserves by taking a trip to the Pro Bowl.

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