Redskins rookie running back Alfred Morris and veteran inside linebacker London Fletcher were named to the Associated Press’ All-Pro second team over the weekend.
The team, determined by media members, encompasses both conferences, so it is more exclusive than the Pro Bowl.
Morris’ 1,613 yards ranked second in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson’s 2,097. Peterson, of Minnesota, was a unanimous first-team selection.
Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch also made the first team ahead of Morris. Lynch ran for 1,590 yards, 11 touchdowns and a 5.0-yard average. He also made the NFC Pro Bowl roster ahead of Morris, who had 13 touchdowns and 4.8-yard average.
Fletcher missed out on the first team behind San Francisco inside linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. Willis and Bowman also made the Pro Bowl ahead of Fletcher, who is a first alternate.
If San Francisco defeats Atlanta in the NFC Championship next Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl, Fletcher would go to the Pro Bowl as an alternate for the fourth-straight season. Players whose teams qualify for the Super Bowl are ineligible for the Pro Bowl due to scheduling conflicts.
According to NFL stats, Fletcher’s 139 combined tackles tied for eighth in the league. His five interceptions led all linebackers.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III was not named to the All-Pro team. Denver’s Peyton Manning was the first-team selection, and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was named to the second team.