Alonso earns Defensive ROY award

Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, according to the Professional Football Writers Association.

Alonso, a 2013 2nd round draft pick, finished third in the NFL this season with 159 total tackles. He is also a finalist for the Pepsi NEXT Rookie of the Year award, which will be given out February 1st.

The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year honor will also be awarded that day.

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