The Seattle Seahawks announced that offensive linemen Russell Okung and Max Unger have been selected to this year’s Pro Bowl team.
The honor was the first for both players, and will serve as a homecoming of sorts for Unger, who hales from Hawaii.
“I’m very proud of them,” Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said. “I think that the work they’ve put in has paid off for them. It’s a pretty neat deal.”
Named to the second team was running back Marshawn Lynch, who earned his third Pro Bowl nod, and safety Earl Thomas, who will make his second trip to Hawaii.
Leon Washington was selected as the return specialist for the NFC, the third time he’s been selected to the team.
Players are picked by a combined vote of fans, coaches and fellow players.
The Seahawks also had eight alternates — defensive end Chris Clemons (1st), fullback Michael Robinson (1st) and cornerback Richard Sherman (1st), safety Kam Chancellor (2nd), special teamer Heath Farwell (2nd) and punter Jon Ryan (2nd), quarterback Russell Wilson (3rd) and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (4th).
Those players would be named to the team if a selected member of the NFC squad cannot participate.