Taylor tabbed for AFC Pro Bowl team

Jan. 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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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.

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