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Buffalo Bills news, 1/15: Kiko Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

The Pro Football Writers of America have named Kiko Alonso the Defensive Rookie of the Year

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

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Kiko Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year -
"Alonso, who finished third among all NFL players with 159 total tackles, was selected as the Defensive Rookie of the Year. A second-round pick out of Oregon, Alonso had four interceptions on the season..."

Inside The Bills | Alonso looks to next year
"I think we can get better in every aspect of the game," Alonso said. "A lot of games came down to the finish, and we just have to finish."

Inside The Bills | Kiko on PFWA honor
"Alonso was a guest Tuesday on The John Murphy Show podcast."

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"Alonso took 34 percent of the vote with Kyle Williams (32%) and Mario Williams (29%) right on his heels. All of the aforementioned names were worthy candidates, but the Legend of Kiko Alonso grew as the squeaked by the competition."