More Steelers Players Revealed As AFC Pro Bowl Alternates

Ed Bouchette reports this afternoon that a few more Steelers players were named as 2012 Pro Bowl alternates on Tuesday. We already knew that outside linebacker James Harrison was named a first alternate for the AFC at outside linebacker and that free safety Ryan Clark and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley were also named as second alternates.

Bouchette reports now that left guard Chris Kemoeatu, cornerback Ike Taylor and defensive end Brett Keisel were named a third alternates and inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was named a fourth alternate four the AFC squad. The Kemoeatu selection is a bit curious as he missed a few games early due to a knee injury and has not played well in most of his starts. He even lost his staring job a few weeks ago because of his poor play this season.

The Pro Bowl selections were announced on Tuesday and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Mike Wallace, center Maurkice Pouncey, strong safety Troy Polamalu and wide receiver Antonio Brown were named to the AFC 43-man team. Brown made it as a kick returner.

  • Kemoeatu???? What the hell people!

  • Bradleyaoo7

    Look at woodleys and harrisons numbers by the game.

  • seriously, Kemoeatu? What are they smoking

  • Guest

    Okay, first when Rivers was selected at QB, I thought something was wrong. Now that Kemoeatu (who is a revolving door at pass blocking in addition to being a flag magnet) was selected as an alternate, I know that something is definitely wrong. In addition, Timmons?!? I know, I know, he was playing out of position at OLB for many games, but he still has been invisible for most of the season, including the last few games where he is now back at ILB. He deserved the nod last year, but definitely not this year.

  • Bholly72

    Kiesel is a 3rd alternate? Nuts. He got jobbed.