For the third straight year, an NFL rookie from Alabama will be in the Pro Bowl.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is a late addition to the pool after New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall opted out with an injury.
Cooper joins C.J. Mosely (Baltimore Ravens, 2014) and Eddie Lacy (Green Bay Packers, 2013) on the list of recent Crimson Tide rookies who have earned postseason honors.
According to AL.com‘s Mark Inabinett, Cooper’s selection is the 100th in Alabama history.
The former Heisman Trophy finalist is also the only rookie Raiders wide receiver besides Tim Brown (1988) to make the Pro Bowl, according to CBSSports.com‘s John Breech.
Cooper caught 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns this season.