Steelers Polamalu, Harrison and Pouncey Make 2011 Pro Bowl

It was announced just minutes ago that the Steelers have 3 players voted in to the 2011 Pro Bowl. Strong safety Troy Polamalu is the starting strong safety for the AFC and was also the leading defensive player vote getter in the fan voting. Linebacker James Harrison is one of the starting outside linebackers voted in and rookie center Maurkice Pouncey was selected as the backup center to Nick Mangold of the Jets.

This is the six consecutive time Polamalu has been selected to the Pro Bowl and Harrison has made the team every season since becoming a starter for the Steelers in 2007. Pouncey is the first Steelers rookie offensive lineman to make the Pro Bowl since offensive tackle Frank Varrichione in 1956. The Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 30 in Hawaii.

Rosters by position

* Asterisk denotes starter

AFCNFC
OffenseOffense
PositionPlayer(s)PositionPlayer(s)
Quarterback* Tom Brady, New EnglandQuarterback* Michael Vick, Philadelphia
Philip Rivers, San DiegoMatt Ryan, Atlanta
Peyton Manning, IndianapolisDrew Brees, New Orleans
Running back* Maurice Jones-Drew, JacksonvilleRunning back* Michael Turner, Atlanta
Arian Foster, HoustonAdrian Peterson, Minnesota
Jamaal Charles, Kansas CitySteven Jackson, St. Louis
Fullback* Vonta Leach, HoustonFullback* Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta
Wide receiver* Andre Johnson, HoustonWide receiver* Roddy White, Atlanta
* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis* Calvin Johnson, Detroit
Brandon Lloyd, DenverDeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas CityGreg Jennings, Green Bay
Tight end* Antonio Gates, San DiegoTight end* Jason Witten, Dallas
Marcedes Lewis, JacksonvilleTony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Tackle* Jake Long, MiamiTackle* Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Joe Thomas, Cleveland* Jordan Gross, Carolina
D\’Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. JetsChad Clifton, Green Bay
Guard* Kris Dielman, San DiegoGuard* Jahri Evans, New Orleans
* Logan Mankins, New England*Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Brian Waters, Kansas CityCarl Nicks, New Orleans
Center* Nick Mangold, N.Y. JetsCenter* Andre Gurode, Dallas
Maurkice Pouncey, PittsburghShaun O\’Hara, N.Y. Giants
DefenseDefense
PositionPlayer(s)PositionPlayer(s)
Defensive end* Dwight Freeney, IndianapolisDefensive end* Julius Peppers, Chicago
* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis* John Abraham, Atlanta
Jason Babin, TennesseeJustin Tuck, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen* Haloti Ngata, BaltimoreInterior linemen* Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
* Vince Wilfork, New England* Jay Ratliff, Dallas
Richard Seymour, OaklandJustin Smith, San Francisco
Outside linebacker* James Harrison, PittsburghOutside linebacker* Clay Matthews, Green Bay
* Cameron Wake, Miami* DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Terrell Suggs, BaltimoreLance Briggs, Chicago
Inside/midde linebacker* Ray Lewis, BaltimoreInside/midde linebacker* Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Jerod Mayo, New EnglandBrian Urlacher, Chicago
Cornerback* Nnamdi Asomugha, OaklandCornerback* Asante Samuel, Philadelphia
* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets* Charles Woodson, Green Bay
Devin McCourty, New EnglandDeAngelo Hall, Washington
Free safety* Ed Reed, BaltimoreFree safety* Nick Collins, Green Bay
Brandon Meriweather, New EnglandAntrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants
Strong safety* Troy Polamalu, PittsburghStrong safety* Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Special teamsSpecial teams
PositionPlayer(s)PositionPlayer(s)
PunterShane Lechler, OaklandPunterMat McBriar, Dallas
PlacekickerBilly Cundiff, BaltimorePlacekickerDavid Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returnerMarc Mariani, TennesseeKick returnerDevin Hester, Chicago
Special teamerMontell Owens, JacksonvilleSpecial teamerEric Weems, Atlanta

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