facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Taylor tabbed for AFC Pro Bowl team

Jan. 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor was selected as a replacement for Pittsburgh's Willie Parker for the AFC Pro Bowl team.

It is the first Pro Bowl selection for Taylor, who finished fifth in the AFC with 1,202 rushing yards. His 5.4 yards a carry led the conference. Taylor is the first Jaguars player to make the Pro Bowl since Jimmy Smith in 2001.

Taylor, who just completed his 10th season in the NFL, became the 21st player to reach the 10,000-yard rushing mark and topped 1,000 yards in a season for the seventh time.

Parker was a Pro Bowl first alternate among AFC running backs in voting by coaches, players and fans. He suffered a broken leg Dec. 20 in the Steelers' next-to-last regular-season game at St. Louis.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word'
3
Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises
4
LeBron James reveals his new Nike shoes LeBron James reveals his new Nike shoes
5
Nets void Ndiaye's contract over failed physical
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback