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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Virginians in the Pro Bowl

The NFL announced its Pro Bowl selections yesterday and the Commonwealth of Virginia was well represented. Three former Virginia Tech Hokies were named to the Pro Bowl. Michael Vick and D'Angelo Hall will represent the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC, while Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham will play for the AFC.

In addition, Vikings safety Darren Sharper, who played at William and Mary, and Texans kick returner Jerome Mathis, who played at Hampton University, were also selected.

Finally a couple of guys from Roanoke, Virginia, the Buccaneers' Ronde Barber and the Giants' Tiki Barber, were also named to the Pro Bowl. I can't seem to remember what college they played at but it's probably not important. The former Cave Spring High School standouts will be making the trip to Hawaii together for the second year in a row.


Blogger CR UVa said...

I may be a Redskins fan, but I can easily get behind Tiki for MVP. It would be great to have a former Wahoo prove to be the best player in the NFL, and so far, he is making a good case.

4:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vick is popular, but underserving of the Pro Bowl this year. Several Skins got snubbed imo.

2:00 AM

Blogger Old Zach said...

That depends on your definition of "deserving." If you go strictly on the stats, then I'd have to agree. However, you cannot discount the marketing aspect of the NFL and the Pro Bowl is a showcase for the League's stars, of which Vick may be the brightest.

11:18 AM

Anonymous Tugboat Phil said...

Tiki for MVP!! In case you don't know it, you can watch him every Tuesday morning at 0600 on Fox News' program, Fox and Friends First. It's appropriately named "Tiki Tuesday." He's more than a jock, he's got a good handle on the world of politics.

12:44 PM

Anonymous Rhonda said...

Hooorayy for Darren! I feel he really proved himself this year, he's an extrodinary athlete. He deserved it, way to go Darren, Green Bay is proud of you!

1:56 PM


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