Lorenzo Alexander arrived in Washington in October 2006 as a 300-pound undrafted, practice squad defensive lineman who had been cut by two teams during the previous month.
Six years, eight positions and plenty of ups and downs later, Alexander, now a co-captain of the resurgent Redskins, was voted to the Pro Bowl as the NFC's special teams player.
In fact, Washington's other two Pro Bowl-bound players, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and offensive tackle Trent Williams, are co-captains. Fellow co-captain London Fletcher is an alternate at inside linebacker.
''You put a lot of hard work in being a dominant player,'' said the 29-year-old Alexander, who leads the NFL with 19 special teams tackles, several of them bone-jarring. ''To be recognized by the fans, the coaches and the players is a pretty cool experience. I thought I should've went the last couple years. It didn't happen for me, but it's a testament to keep grinding, keep wo...