The fans have spoken. Announced tonight were the rosters for the upcoming 2011 Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl will be played January 30th, in Honolulu which is one week before the Super Bowl. For the first time since 2004, the Detroit Lions are pleased to send two– not only players, but starters to Hawaii. Detroit Lion’s WR Calvin Johnson along side DT Ndamukong Suh will make their first career appearances in Honolulu.
Calvin Johnson this season has 1,270 yards receiving, on top of a NFC tied for most touchdowns at 12. Johnson will be starting along side of the well deserving Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons. The reserves for the NFC include DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles and Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers.
Ndamukong Suh is considered a favorite for NFL defensive rookie of the year, and why not? Suh currently has 9 sacks on the season, which not to mention leads all of the NFL. He has lived up to all the hype, and more. Jay Ratliff of the Dallas Cowboys will be starting along side Suh for the NFC, with Justin Smith of the San Fransisco 49ers backing up.
As the Detroit Lion’s continue to roll to close out the 2010 NFL season, it is good to see these well deserving individuals get recognition for their efforts by fans league wide. Although we would rather see our Detroit Lion’s in the Super, instead of Pro Bowl it will still be fun to see Suh and Johnson compete with all the other stars in the league.
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