Eric Weddle Mohawk
The San Diego Chargers' new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky opted to retain Weddle as the starting free safety to start the regular season, along with strong safety Bob Sanders. In Week 2, Weddle recorded a season-high 11 combined tackles (eight solo) in a 35–21 loss at the New England Patriots. On October 31, 2011, he made seven solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted two pass attempts by quarterback Matt Cassel in the Chargers' 23–20 overtime loss at the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8. His performance marked the first game of his career with multiple interceptions. In Week 14, he made three combined tackles, a pass deflection, and recorded his seventh interception of the season in a 37–10 win against the Buffalo Bills. On December 26, 2011, Weddle was voted to play in the 2012 Pro Bowl, marking the first selection of his career. He finished the season with 88 combined tackles (70 solo), 11 passes defensed, and a career-high seven interceptions in 16 games and 16 starts. On January 29, 2012, Weddle appeared in the 2012 Pro Bowl as part of the AFC and made two interceptions in their 59–41 loss to the NFC.