wow!! what a year it has been for my aggies!!http://www.greensboro.com/sports/pro_sports/keenan-allen-tarik-cohen-selected-for-pro-bowl/article_4c7e642d-ee3f-543c-b94c-d18e91b0c2f8.htmlTarik Cohen selected for Pro Bowl
Two players with ties to Greensboro were selected this week for the NFL’s Pro Bowl as fifth-year receiver Keenan Allen earned his first selection, while rookie running back Tarik Cohen was named an alternate for the Jan. 27 game in Orlando.
WR | Los Angeles Chargers
Local connection: Standout wide receiver and defensive back at Northern Guilford, ranked as the state’s top recruit and the nation’s best defensive back in the class of 2010 before playing at California.
The path: After catching 71 passes for 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, Allen battled injuries over the next three seasons, playing in seven games in 2015 and just one in 2016 after tearing his ACL in the season-opener.
This season: Finally healthy, Allen has emerged as one of the best receivers in the game, ranking fourth in the NFL with 1,197 yards on 88 catches, which ranks sixth in the league. He’s only gotten stronger late in the season, with four straight 100-yard receiving performances beginning on Nov. 19 as the Chargers battle for playoff position.Tarik Cohen
RB | Chicago Bears
Local connection: The 5-6, 180-pound Cohen accepted his only scholarship offer at N.C. A&T and rewrote the program’s record books, leaving as the Aggies’ all-time leading rusher – a title he also owns for the MEAC.
The path: Despite his standout career at A&T, questions about Cohen’s size persisted as he prepared for the NFL Draft. Those concerns were put to rest when he went to the NFL Scouting Combine and posted the fastest time in the 40-yard dash, running it in 4.42 seconds. He was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round.
This season: Cohen doesn’t really have a position; he’s just a football player. Listed at running back, Cohen has been just as dangerous lined up at receiver, catching 45 passes for 327 yards while rushing for 348 yards on 82 carries. Cohen has also been dangerous in the return game, taking a punt for a touchdown and even threw for a score on Oct. 15.