The National Football League announced today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. It is McCoy’s first career selection.
McCoy is in his third season with Tampa Bay since being drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has posted career highs in sacks and tackles for loss this season, while starting all 15 games for Tampa Bay. McCoy has been an anchor for the NFL’s top-ranked run defense, with the Bucs ranking at the top of the league in both yards per game allowed (83.7) and yards per carry allowed (3.5).
The Buccaneers also had three players named as alternates to the Pro Bowl roster: S Ronde Barber, WR Vincent Jackson and RB Doug Martin, with Jackson and Martin being named first alternates.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 pm (ET) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.