Vikings LB Chad Greenway has been named to his first Pro Bowl after recording a personal-best 174 tackles in 2011, it was announced Monday.
"I'm excited to be going to the Pro Bowl, representing the Vikings and to be there with Jared (Allen)," Greeway said. "I couldn't have done it without a lot of help and support from my teammates and coaches. Even though we didn't have the kind of season we wanted to as far as winning games, we have guys who are proud and want to get back to the top. I'm honored to be thought of as a Pro Bowler and will make the most of the opportunity."
Greenway has now led the Vikings in tackles the past four seasons. He set a career-high in tackles with 22 against the Raiders this season which ranks as the second-most tackles in a game in Vikings history. Greenway finished the season with 174 total tackles (104 solo, 70 assisted), 13 tackles for loss, two sacks and one fumble recovery.
He will replace Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is unable to play because of an injury. This is the second year in a row in which a Vikings linebacker has been selected to the Pro Bowl — E.J. Henderson was named last season.