Broncos Clady, McGahee named Pro Bowl injury fill-ins

January 17, 2012
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photo - Willis McGahee runs vs. the Steelers Photo by JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
Willis McGahee runs vs. the Steelers Photo by JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE 

ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady and running back Willis McGahee were notified by the National Football League on Tuesday that they were added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster.

Clady and McGahee will replace Miami tackle Jake Long and Houston running back Arian Foster, respectively, as those players are unable to participate in the league’s annual All-Star Game due to injuries.

Clady, whose selection marks the second of his career, has started all 64 regular-season games and two playoff contests since he was drafted by the Broncos with the No. 12 overall selection of the 2008 NFL Draft from Boise State University. He is just the fifth offensive lineman in NFL history to start every game and make at least two Pro Bowls during his first four seasons.

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN TO START EVERY GAME AND MAKE AT LEAST TWO PRO BOWLS DURING FIRST FOUR NFL SEASONS

Player

Pos.

Years

Pro Bowls

Ryan Clady, Den.

T

2008-11

2

Joe Thomas, Cle.

T

2007-10

4

Nick Mangold, NYJ

C

2006-09

2

Mike Kenn, Atl.

T

1978-81

2

Joe DeLamielleure, Buf.

G

1973-76

2

 

        McGahee, who was also named to the Pro Bowl in 2007, posted his fourth career 1,000-yard rushing season (1,199 yds.) and tied for the NFL lead with seven individual 100-yard rushing games to help the Broncos set a franchise record for rushing yards in a season (2,532).

 

MOST 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES, NFL, 2011

 

Player

No.

1.

Willis McGahee, Den.

7


Arian Foster, Hou.

7

3.

Fred Jackson, Buf.

6


Maurice Jones-Drew, Jac.

6


Marshawn Lynch, Sea.

6


LeSean McCoy, Phi.

6


Ray Rice, Bal.

6


Michael Turner, Atl.

6

 

        Clady and McGahee bring Denver’s total Pro Bowl selections to five, including cornerback Champ Bailey, defensive end Elvis Dumervil and linebacker Von Miller.

 

DENVER BRONCOS 2012 PRO BOWL SELECTIONS

Player

Pos.

No.

Champ Bailey

CB

11

Ryan Clady

T

2

Elvis Dumervil

DE

2

Willis McGahee

RB

2

Von Miller

LB

1

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