Alfred Morris spurs Team Sanders in Pro Bowl loss

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Alfred Morris had 69 receiving yards but did not score as his team, Team Sanders, lost 22-21 to Team Rice in the first Pro Bowl led by Hall of Fame captains.

The Washington Redskins running back caught all four of his passes from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the late second and early third quarters. His first pass went for 15 yards before he was hit by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and lost a fumble, while he also gained 27, 19 and eight yards on his other three receptions.

Morris, who caught only nine passes for 78 yards for the Redskins all season, also ran the ball twice, gaining four yards on the first carry and none on his second.

He was joined on the team by two Redskins teammates – left tackle Trent Williams and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. Williams, chosen as a starter, began the game at right tackle, while Orakpo played in the second half and had two tackles.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray caught a 20-yard pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith with 41 seconds remaining, and Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert ran for the ensuing two-point conversion to give Team Rice the victory.

Johnson was named the defensive MVP, while Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, playing for Team Sanders, was named the offensive MVP.

Cornerback Deion Sanders and wide receiver Jerry Rice were the captains for the game, which shed its typical interconference format for the first time in its history.

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