Patrick Peterson makes Pro Bowl for second straight year

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PHOENIX -- Patrick Peterson is quickly becoming a regular participant in the NFL’s annual all-star game.

On Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals cornerback was selected to represent the NFC in the 2013 Pro Bowl.

Peterson, who is in just his second NFL season, was also selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl as a kick returner.

Peterson joins NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson as the only two players to ever be selected to the Pro Bowl as both a defensive player and a kick returner. Peterson is also the first Cardinals player since Vai Sikahema in 1986 and 1987 to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons.

Peterson’s seven interceptions this season are the most on the Cardinals, and the second most in the NFL.

He has also tallied 57 tackles in 2012 to go along with one fumble recovery.

Peterson might not be the only Cardinals player taking part in next month's Pro Bowl. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and linebacker Daryl Washington were both selected as alternates on Wednesday.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be held January 27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 5 p.m.

Patrick Peterson and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals will take the field for the final game of the 2012 season this weekend when they travel to the Bay Area to play the San Francisco 49ers.

The game kicks off at 2:25 p.m. on Fox.