There will be at least three California Golden Bears that have been named to this year’s Pro Bowl. Some of those names are probably familiar to Cal fans everywhere. Here are the three that will make it to Hawaii this year.
Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills linebacker
It’s been a big year for Lorenzo Alexander, who has amassed career high totals of 67 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, five passes defended, three forced fumbles and his lone career interception that he returned for 28 yards. He has the third most sacks in the NFL.
This will be Alexander’s second Pro Bowl.
Alex Mack, Atlanta Falcons center
Mack has started all 14 games at center in his first season with Atlanta after spending the first seven campaigns of his NFL career with Cleveland. He has anchored an offensive line that has helped the Falcons lead the NFL in scoring (33.5 ppg), rank second in total offense (412.9 ypg) and third in passing (296.1 ypg). Atlanta currently holds a one game over Tampa Bay for first place in the NFC South.
This will be Mack’s fourth Pro Bowl.
Alex Mack, the C for the Falcons, has been crushing it this season. He has excellent balance, power through his hips and finish. Enjoy this pic.twitter.com/iihwC9QTz9— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 20, 2016
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback
Rodgers' illustrious NFL career has continued in 2016 as he has completed 346-of-533 passes (64.9%) for 3,781 yards with 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a 100.3 quarterback rating while adding 55 rushes for 314 yards and another three scores on the ground. After having started the season 4-6 through the first 10 games, Rodgers has led Green Bay to four straight victories and has the now 8-6 Packers one game behind NFC North leading Detroit and in control of their playoff destiny.
This will be the sixth Pro Bowl appearance for Rodgers.