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Trent Williams: Fourth Pro Bowl Nod 'Extremely Gratifying'


Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams this week was voted to his fourth straight Pro Bowl, which he said is special due to the recognition of his peers.

The Washington Redskins have had at least one player selected to the Pro Bowl for the last 22 seasons.

Lately, that distinction has fallen to left tackle Trent Williams, a torch he's more than happy to carry.

On Tuesday, Williams was voted to the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive season. He's led a Redskins' offensive line this season that has given up just 24 sacks, a year after the team allowed 58 in 2014.

It is the second consecutive season Williams is the only Redskins player to be selected. 

Not only has Williams excelled on the field, but he's emerged as a leader on an offensive line comprised of all first-year starters after injuries to left guard Shawn Lauvao and center Kory Lichtensteiger.

"It was an honor," Williams said on Wednesday. "It was extremely gratifying. I was pleased to know my peers really look at me as an elite player and continue to vote me into the Pro Bowl. It just shows all the hard work and dedication I've gave to game, it's paid off."

Tight end Jordan Reed and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan were both selected as alternates. There's a perception that Reed was "snubbed" during his current breakout season, in which he's caught 74 passes for 778 yards and nine touchdowns.

Williams said he told Reed not to hang his head on being named an alternate and that it's a great honor to even be in the discussion.

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