Trio of Cardinals earn Pro Bowl selections

Dec 28, 2011, 1:11 AM | Updated: 1:28 am

Two veteran stalwarts, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and
safety Adrian Wilson, along with rookie punt returner
Patrick Peterson have earned NFC Pro Bowl nods for the
Arizona Cardinals.

While Pro Bowl trips have become customary for Fitzgerald
and Wilson, making their sixth and fifth appearances
respectively, it’s the selection of the up-and-coming
Peterson that proved the most gratifying for the Cards.

Peterson, who has an NFL-record tying four punt returns
for touchdowns as well as a league-high 636 punt return
yards, will be a welcomed addition to the NFC Pro Bowl
squad. His electrifying play has elicited much buzz this
season.

Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was also selected as an
alternate, thanks to his remarkable play as of late.
Dockett has amassed a team-best 17 quarterback hits.

One shocking snub did emerge after Tuesday’s
announcements, and that is the omission of Calais
Campbell’s name from the list of Pro Bowlers. Campbell’s
proven to be a defensive force this season — which his
team-leading eight sacks attests.

The 2012 Pro Bowl will be held on January 29, 2012 at
Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Monti Ossenfort,  new general manager of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team, answers a questio...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals, NFL get some added wiggle room with bumped up salary cap

For a second consecutive season, the NFL has raised the salary cap for the Arizona Cardinals and the rest of the league.
1 day ago
(Jeremy Schnell/Arizona Sports)...
Dan Bickley

Tom Brady set an impossible standard for all QBs to come

Tom Brady’s closing act was stupendous, right down to the heartfelt message he posted on social media on Wednesday.
1 day ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) smiles during warmups before an NFL football game, ...
Associated Press

This time it’s ‘for good’: Tom Brady announces his retirement from NFL

Tom Brady, who won a record seven Super Bowls for New England and Tampa, has announced his retirement.
1 day ago
FILE - Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, talks to his brother, Philadelphia Eagles c...
Associated Press

Brother vs. brother: Kelces prepare for Super Bowl with mom donning split jersey

Donna Kelce is going to have to pull out that now-familiar custom jersey — the one with Chiefs' Travis Kelce's front stitched to Eagles' Jason Kelce's back — one more time this season.
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals NFL football team owner Michael Bidwill, left, and Monti Ossenfort, right, hold a...
Tyler Drake

Coaching options still aplenty for Cardinals after Payton, Ryans hires

The head-coaching dominoes have begun to fall, with Sean Payton and DeMeco Ryans accepting jobs with the Broncos and Texans, respectively.
2 days ago
San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans before an NFL football game against the Ariz...
Associated Press

Houston Texans hire DeMeco Ryans as head coach

San Francisco 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans has been hired as head coach of the Houston Texans, the team announced Tuesday.
2 days ago
Trio of Cardinals earn Pro Bowl selections