Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2014 --- 11:37 a.m.
From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:
Packers running back Eddie Lacy has received another accolade.
Lacy was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday, the Packers said in a press release.
The Green Bay running back will replace Vikings star Adrian Peterson, who is unable to participate due to injury.
“I was extremely excited to hear that I am getting to go to the Pro Bowl after my rookie season,” said Lacy in the release. “I feel like it gives me a great opportunity to thank my teammates, especially the offensive line, and coaches, for working with me and helping me accomplish what I did on the field this year.”
Lacy set Packers rookie records with 1,178 yards, 11 rushing touchdowns and 284 rushing attempts. He tied the Packers rookie franchise mark with four 100+ rushing yard games in 2013.
Lacy was named as the Pro Football Writers of America Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. He is the first Packers rookie running back to be selected to the Pro Bowl since John Brockington in 1971. The last Packers running back to make it to the Pro Bowl was Ahman Green in 2004.