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

Offense Offense
Position Player(s) Position Player(s)
Quarterback * Tom Brady, New England Quarterback * Michael Vick, Philadelphia
Philip Rivers, San Diego Matt Ryan, Atlanta
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Drew Brees, New Orleans
Running back * Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Running back * Michael Turner, Atlanta
Arian Foster, Houston Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Steven Jackson, St. Louis
Fullback * Vonta Leach, Houston Fullback * Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta
Wide receiver * Andre Johnson, Houston Wide receiver * Roddy White, Atlanta
* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis * Calvin Johnson, Detroit
Brandon Lloyd, Denver DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Greg Jennings, Green Bay
Tight end * Antonio Gates, San Diego Tight end * Jason Witten, Dallas
Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Tackle * Jake Long, Miami Tackle * Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Joe Thomas, Cleveland * Jordan Gross, Carolina
D\’Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets Chad Clifton, Green Bay
Guard * Kris Dielman, San Diego Guard * Jahri Evans, New Orleans
* Logan Mankins, New England *Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants
Brian Waters, Kansas City Carl Nicks, New Orleans
Center * Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets Center * Andre Gurode, Dallas
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Shaun O\’Hara, N.Y. Giants
Defense Defense
Position Player(s) Position Player(s)
Defensive end * Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis Defensive end * Julius Peppers, Chicago
* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis * John Abraham, Atlanta
Jason Babin, Tennessee Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen * Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Interior linemen * Ndamukong Suh, Detroit
* Vince Wilfork, New England * Jay Ratliff, Dallas
Richard Seymour, Oakland Justin Smith, San Francisco
Outside linebacker * James Harrison, Pittsburgh Outside linebacker * Clay Matthews, Green Bay
* Cameron Wake, Miami * DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Lance Briggs, Chicago
Inside/midde linebacker * Ray Lewis, Baltimore Inside/midde linebacker * Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Jerod Mayo, New England Brian Urlacher, Chicago
Cornerback * Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Cornerback * Asante Samuel, Philadelphia
* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets * Charles Woodson, Green Bay
Devin McCourty, New England DeAngelo Hall, Washington
Free safety * Ed Reed, Baltimore Free safety * Nick Collins, Green Bay
Brandon Meriweather, New England Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants
Strong safety * Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Strong safety * Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Special teams Special teams
Position Player(s) Position Player(s)
Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland Punter Mat McBriar, Dallas
Placekicker Billy Cundiff, Baltimore Placekicker David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returner Marc Mariani, Tennessee Kick returner Devin Hester, Chicago
Special teamer Montell Owens, Jacksonville Special teamer Eric Weems, Atlanta
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