PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be represented by three players at this year’s Pro Bowl next month in Hawaii.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and guard David DeCastro were all selected to participate in this year’s game.
The Steelers say this is the 15th straight season they are sending multiple players to the Pro Bowl.
Roethlisberger will be making his fourth appearance, this is the third consecutive trip and fourth overall selection for Brown and DeCastro will be making his first-ever appearance.
The Carolina Panthers lead the NFL with 10 players selected for the game.
The Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. Quarterback Cam Newton was picked Tuesday for the third time. Five of his teammates were first-time selections, including cornerback Josh Norman and linebacker Thomas Davis.
Seattle, Arizona and New England each had seven players selected, and Cincinnati had five players picked.
Raiders safety Charles Woodson, who announced on Monday that he will retire after the season, was selected for the ninth time.
Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni team captains for their Pro Bowl teams. The draft will be on Jan. 27.
The Pro Bowl will be held on Jan. 31 in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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