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Brees Selected to His Third Pro Bowl

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was selected to represent the NFC in the 2009 Pro Bowl. This will be the third Pro Bowl for Brees who went in 2004 as a member of the San Diego Chargers and in 2006 in his first year with the Saints.

The NFL had announced last week that Brees led all players among the fan voting with 951,246 votes. Each selection is determined one-third by fan voting, one-third by players, and one-third by coaches.

Brees leads all quarterbacks in the NFL with 4,332 passing yards and has 353 completions out of 546 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7 %. Brees has thrown 28 touchdowns (tied for first in the league with current San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers) and 16 interceptions (ranked second with New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre) this season and has a passer rating of 93.9. With two games left, Brees needs 87 yards to pass his career high of 4,423 which he set last year , and is 752 yards shy of the league record set by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.

The Saints did not have any selections in the 2008 Pro Bowl. The Saints may also have players listed as alternates but those names were not yet available.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was selected to be the NFC starter in the upcoming game. His last Pro Bowl selection was in 2002 as a member of the St. Louis Rams. The New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was also a reserve selection for the NFC and will join his brother, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning who will start for the AFC.

Former New Orleans Saint John Carney was also selected as the placekicker for the NFC.

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