Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith has been named to his first career Pro Bowl after notching 87 tackles (56 solo), 6 QBHs, 3 TFLs, 2 INTs, 2 PDs, 1.5 sacks and 1 FF during the 2015 campaign.
Smith is the first Vikings DB to be named to the Pro Bowl since CB Antoine Winfield in 2010 and the 8th Vikings S to receive a Pro Bowl nod.
The Knoxville, Tenn., native become the 9th Viking drafted by Rick Spielman to earn a combined 15th Pro Bowl honor and the 3rd member of the 2012 draft class named to the Pro Bowl.
In the Vikings 49-17 win over the New York Giants, Smith snared his 12th-career INT off an Eli Manning pass and returned it 35 yards for his 4th-career TD establishing a franchise record for career INT-return TDs.
Since entering the league in 2012, Smith is 1-of-2 players to record at least 12 INTs and 5.0 sacks (Reshad Jones, MIA).
Smith replaces Seahawks S Earl Thomas who is sidelined with an injury.[Source: Minnesota Vikings press release]