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Bills LB Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

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TSN.ca Staff
1/15/2014 9:27:04 AM
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Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso has been named the Pro Football Writers of America's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

The NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year will be named at the NFL Honours Award show on February 1.

The 23-year-old 2013 second-rounder out of Oregon becomes the third Bills linebacker to win the honour after Jim Haslett (1979) and Shane Conlan (1987.)

Alonso started all 16 games this season for the Bills (6-10) and finished the year with 159 tackles, two sacks and led all rookies with four interceptions.

Kiko Alonso tackles Matthews (Photo: Miami Herald/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Miami Herald/Getty Images)
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