Fields, Grimes And Wake Earn PFWA Honors

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Three Dolphins players named to the All-AFC Team.

Three of the four Miami Dolphins going to the Pro Bowl earned more recognition today by being named to the 2013 All-AFC Team by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Punter Brandon Fields, cornerback Brent Grimes and defensive end Cameron Wake were recognized for the outstanding performances this past season. The PFWA does not break it down into a first team or second team but simply names one player for each position by conference and then does a separate All-NFL team.

Grimes, who timed for the team lead with four interceptions and had 16 passes defensed to go along with 60 tackles (52 solo) was joined by Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and Wake was joined by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.

Even though he did not lead the Dolphins in sacks for the first time since 2009, Wake finished second with 8.5 including one for a safety in overtime on Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton that clinched Miami’s 22-20 victory. He also forced two fumbles and had 37 tackles (29 solo).

For Fields, this seems like another nod to his body of work and a little redemption for being passed over for the Pro Bowl in 2012 when he led the league with a 50.2 punting average. This time around he ranked second with a 48.8 gross average and a 42.4 net average and fourth in total punts downed inside the opposition’s 20-yardline with 33.