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Three Saints Headed to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl

Three members of the Saints have been selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad. Heading to Hawaii will be QB Drew Brees, G Jahri Evans and G Carl Nicks.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Teams that earn a berth into the Super Bowl will not be sending players to play in the contest.

Brees has been selected to appear in his fifth Pro Bowl, his fourth as a Saint. The only Saints quarterback to be selected to the all-star game more than twice, Brees is the eighth player in franchise history to be selected at least four times. He’s led the Saints to an 11-4 record and their second straight playoff berth. Of the 11 wins, Brees has led the Saints to victory from a deficit or tie in the fourth quarter for five of them. He’s completed 426-of-620 passes (68.7%) for 4,424 yards with 32 touchdowns, 21 interceptions and a 92.2 passer rating.

Brees is currently ranked first in the NFL in completions and with 15 more in the season finale vs. Tampa Bay on Sunday, he would break the NFL record of 440 he previously set in 2007. He’s ranked second in completion percentage, yardage and touchdown passes.

Evans has been named to the squad for the second consecutive year and was selected as a starter. He’s started all 79 games on the Saints offensive line, since being selected in the NFL Draft out of Bloomsburg in 2006, the second-longest streak by a Saint to start a career. During this time, the Saints offense has been ranked first in yards per game three of the last four years. During this period, the line has surrendered only 95 sacks, the second-fewest in the NFL. Evans is the only guard in franchise history to be named to the all-star game twice.

Nicks is a three-year NFL veteran, who was chosen by the Saints in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL draft out of Nebraska. Nicks has opened every contest since the fourth of his rookie year and has combined with Evans for one of the NFL’s top interior combinations.

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One Response to “Three Saints Headed to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl”

  1. John Young says:

    hopefully no saints will be going to the pro bowl, they’ll be going to the superbowl instead

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