It’s the seven-year veteran’s fourth Pro Bowl selection and his third straight nomination having gone to the NFL’s all-star game back-to-back in 2013 and 2014. McCoy’s first trip to Pro Bowl came in 2011.
McCoy became the focal point of Buffalo’s offensive attack after being acquired in a trade with the Eagles’ this past off-season in which the Bills sent third-year linebacker Kiko Alonso to Philadelphia. Early on in the season McCoy battled a hamstring injury that actually kept him off the field for Weeks Four and Five. Since his return in Week six though he hit his usual stride, piling up 749 of his 895 rushing yards over that span.
Between Weeks Seven and 14 McCoy compiled seven straight contests with over 100 yards from scrimmage including three, identical 112-yard rushing performances. McCoy has been the linchpin of a Bills’ backfield that leads the league in rushing yards per game at a mark just under 150. The all-purpose back has contributed 74.6 yards on the ground per game on his own.
In total, McCoy has carried the rock 203 times this season for 895 yards and scoring just three touchdowns. He’s added an addition 292 yards receiving and two touchdowns as well. Since 2010 McCoy has recorded the second yards from scrimmage with 9,316, with only Chicago back, Matt Forte (9,416) ranked ahead of him in that category.
C.J. Spiller was the last Bills’ running back selected to the Pro Bowl, earning the honor in 2013. The 2016 Pro Bowl will air on ESPN the Sunday before the Super Bowl, Jan. 31st and will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.