Posted: 10:50 a.m.
Bengals wide receiver
It is the sixth Pro Bowl selection for Ochocinco in his nine past NFL seasons, tying him with CB Lemar Parrish for the second-most nods in Bengals history. Tackle Anthony Muñoz is first with 11.
“This is extremely great news,” Ochocinco said. “I appreciate the recognition of the body of work I put in this season. But please let me share with my teammates.
Ochocinco replaces injured Wes Welker of New England, who was selected to the team in original voting in December. Ochocinco was a second alternate in the original voting. The first alternate, Randy Moss of New England, also will not participate due to an injury.
A ninth-year NFL player in 2009, Ochocinco led the Bengals by wide margins in receptions (72), receiving yards (1047) and touchdowns (nine). He raised his career receiving TD total to 62, one short of the franchise record. He entered 2009 already leading the franchise by wide margins in career catches and receiving yards, and in ’09 he extended those totals to 684 catches and 9952 yards.
Ochocinco has notable exploits on his Pro Bowl resumé.
In the 2004 game, after the ’03 season, he had 156 receiving yards, which stands as the second-most in game history. He had a 90-yard TD in that game, connecting with QB Steve McNair, and that stands today as the second-longest completion in a Pro Bowl. In the Pro Bowl following the 2006 season, Ochocinco had a 42-yard TD reception from Cincinnati’s
Ochocinco’s previous five Pro Bowl appearances were following the 2003 through ’07 seasons.
At the moment, he's the only Bengal going to the Pro Bowl, although they have other second team alternates in Benson, cornerback
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