Dec 26, 2012 11:11 PM
Tempe, AZ - Arizona Cardinals cornerback PATRICK PETERSON has been selected to represent the NFC in the 2013 Pro Bowl.
Additionally, wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD and linebacker DARYL WASHINGTON were selected as alternates.
It is the second consecutive selection for Peterson who was named to the Pro Bowl last year as a kick returner. Peterson joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the only two players ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl as both a defender and kick returner. He is also the first Cardinals player since Vai Sikahema (1986-87) to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two NFL seasons.
Peterson leads the Cardinals and is tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions to go along with 15 passes defensed, 57 tackles, and one fumble recovery. He has six interceptions over his past 11 games, including a streak of four straight games with an INT.
Peterson becomes the ninth different cornerback in team history to be selected for the Pro Bowl and first since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2009.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will once again be played the week before the Super Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, January 27. It will be televised on NBC beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the radio broadcast can be heard on Dial Global.
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