Two Steelers Selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl Squad

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Troy Polamalu have been selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl team, announced tonight by the NFL. The Steelers are sending multiple players to the Pro Bowl for the 13th straight season and for the 22nd time in the last 25 seasons.

The Pro Bowl will be played Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and will be televised live on NBC at 7 p.m. (ET). For the first time ever, the Pro Bowl is "unconferenced," so players were selected without regard to conference by a combined voting of fans, players and coaches.

This year, players will be assigned to teams by a Pro Bowl Draft. Two NFL.com fantasy football champions, the top two leading vote-getters, and Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will select the teams in the draft process.

Brown, who was selected as both a wide receiver and punt returner but will be 'drafted' as a wide receiver, will participate in the Pro Bowl for the second time of his career (following the 2011 season). He has already established career highs in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,412) and receiving touchdowns (8) this season. Brown recently became just the second receiver in team history to record 100 receptions in a single season, and his 1,412 receiving yards are a team record for a single season. He was named 2013 Steelers' Most Valuable Player earlier this week for the second time in his career (2011).

Polamalu has earned his eighth Pro Bowl selection (following the 2004-08 and 2010-11 seasons). He recorded his 32nd career interception earlier this season to put him in a tie for seventh place on the team's all-time interceptions list. Polamalu also recorded his fifth career defensive touchdown, which is tied for second place on the team's all-time defensive touchdowns list. He has also established a career high with five forced fumbles on the year. For his Week 12 performance at Cleveland, Polamalu was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.



A HISTORY OF STEELERS PRO BOWL RECEIVERS

PlayerYearGPNo.Yds.Avg.TDs
Jack McClairen1957124663013.72
Jimmy Orr1959123560417.35
Buddy Dial196114531,04719.812
Gary Ballman1964134793519.97
Gary Ballman1965144085921.55
Roy Jefferson196814581,07418.511
Roy Jefferson1969114671,07916.19
Ron Shanklin1973133071123.710
Lynn Swann1975144978115.911
Lynn Swann1977145078915.87
Lynn Swann1978166188014.411
John Stallworth197916701,18316.98
John Stallworth198292744116.37
John Stallworth198416801,39517.411
Louis Lipps198516591,13419.212
Yancey Thigpen199516851,30715.45
Yancey Thigpen199716791,39817.77
Hines Ward200116941,00310.74
Hines Ward2002161121,32911.912
Hines Ward200316951,16312.210
Hines Ward200416801,00412.64
Mike Wallace201116721,19316.68
Antonio Brown2013151011,41214.08

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