Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris is going to Hawaii after being added to the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster.
It’s Morris’ first trip despite his rushing yardage dropping from a club-record 1,613 yards in his rookie season to 1,275. That drop can be attributed to 59 fewer carries as the 3-13 team wasn’t accustomed to running out the clock with a lead.
Morris was selected as an alternate because one of the backs voted to the Pro Bowl – San Francisco’s Frank Gore or Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch – will be preparing for the Super Bowl a week later after their teams square off in the NFC championship game Sunday.
Morris also was selected as the Walter Payton Man of the Year Friday for his community service during the season.