Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith Named to First Career Pro Bowl
Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was named to his first career Pro Bowl today after racking up 87 tackles (56 solo), 6 QBHs, 3 TFLs, 2 INTs, 2 PDs, 1.5 sacks and 1 FF during the 2015 season.
Harrison is the first Vikings DB to be named to the Pro Bowl since CB Antoine Winfield in 2010 and the 8th Vikings S to receive a Pro Bowl nod.
Smith replaces Seahawks S Earl Thomas who is sidelined with an injury.
When asked how he heard the news Harrison said, "Rick Spielman called me this morning, and I was actually still asleep and then my agent called me as well, so I called Spielman back and talked to him. Then [Coach Mike] Zimmer shot me a text – it was good hearing from them. It made me wish we were playing today."
The Pro Bowl will be live from Hawaii's Aloha Stadium Sunday starting at 6pm on ESPN.