Inside The Bills

Kiko on PFWA honor

Posted by johnmurphyshow on January 14, 2014 – 7:30 pm

Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso says he’s honored to be named the Pro Football Writers 2013 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Alonso was a guest Tuesday on The John Murphy Show podcast.

“It’s a huge honor for me,” Alsonso said. “It’s a great feeling and a huge honor.”

The Bills second round draft pick played every defensive snap for the Bills in 2013. He finished third in the NFL with 159-tackles and had had four interceptions. Alonso’s four interceptions came in the first four games of the season, which he thinks helped him get league wide recognition.

“I had those interceptions early in the season, that definitely got me recognized,” he told host John Murphy.

“It’s always good to get recognized with that kind of award, looking at the past recipients, it’s a pretty good group,” Alonso said. But he said winning post season honors was not on his mind at all during the season. “I didn’t really think about it, I was just focused on the season, focused on winning games. To end the season with an award like that is a big honor.”

The entire interview with Kiko Alonso is available here

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