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DeAngelo Hall named Pro Bowl MVP

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was named the MVP of the NFC’s 55-41 victory in the Pro Bowl tonight.

I’m no Pro Bowl expert, but in watching the game it seemed as though a player’s chance of being named MVP directly correlated with the amount of effort he exerted on the field. And, naturally, you give it to a defensive player in a game that featured 96 points.

Hall earned his spot in the game by making big plays, and that’s what he did tonight. It wasn’t quite as significant as his strip-fumble recovery-touchdown against Dallas’ Tashard Choice in Week 1, but Hall duplicated that feat tonight against New England’s Wes Welker. (Highlight courtesy of here.)

Hall also had an interception and tied for second on the NFC with six tackles. He became the first Redskins player to earn Pro Bowl MVP honors since Joe Theismann in 1984.

Hall led a strong showing by the Redskins’ three representatives. Linebacker London Fletcher had an interception and six tackles, and linebacker Brian Orakpo led the NFC with seven tackles. I probably should put the word tackles in quotes, but nah.