Florida Gators all over 2017 Pro Bowl roster with four selections

By Adam Silverstein
December 20, 2016
Florida Gators all over 2017 Pro Bowl roster with four selections
Football

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Four former Florida Gators were named to the 2017 Pro Bowl on Tuesday, marking the most for the program in recent history.

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, Oakland Raiders safety Reggie Nelson, New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins and Washington tight end Jordan Reed all received nods to the game.

Pouncey is now a five-time Pro Bowler with either he or his brother Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins combining for eight Pro Bowls; at least one brother has been in the game in seven straight seasons dating back to 2010.

Nelson heads to a Pro Bowl for the second straight season, while Jenkins (the only starter this year) and Reed will both be making their first appearances.

Reed’s actually had a down season for Washington with 646 yards and five touchdowns (he finished with 11 last season). Nelson is also down from a year ago but still impressing with 45 taackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. Jenkins, however, has played lock down defense all season with three picks, a forced fumble and a career-high 17 pass defenses with a couple games still left to go.

OnlyGators.com will update this story shortly.

One Comment

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Love it, especially for Janoris Jenkins. He’s like watching a leopard play cornerback. With all due respect to Hargreaves and Tabor, and Haden, he might be the best we’ve ever had at that position. . the most natural and the most complete. Really physical and tenacious for his size.

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