Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, running back Le’Veon Bell, center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Lawrence Timmons have all been selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl team, announced Tuesday night by the NFL. The Steelers are sending multiple players to the Pro Bowl for the 14th straight season and for the 23rd time in the last 26 seasons
This marks the third time in Roethlisberger’s career that he has been voted to the Pro Bowl. The Steelers quarterback heads into Week 17 having already thrown for 4,635 yards and 30 touchdowns so far this season. He threw six touchdowns in two different games this season and in Week 8 he threw for 522 yards in the win over the Indianapolis Colts.
As for Brown, who currently leads the league in both receptions (122) and receiving yardage (1,570), this year marks the third time that he’s received Pro Bowl honors. The former sixth-round draft pick has caught 72.6% of all passes thrown his way heading into the final week of the season.
As for Pouncey, who missed nearly all of the 2013 season with a knee injury suffered early in the season-opener, this marks the fourth time in his young career that he has been voted to play in the Pro Bowl. He’s played all but seven snaps this season for the Steelers.
For Bell and Timmons, this marks the first time that both have been selected to the Pro Bowl. Bell set a new Steelers single-season franchise record for total yards from scrimmage in 2014 and on Tuesday he was voted team MVP by his teammates. Timmons leads the team in tackles (121) entering the final week of the regular season. He has also managed to play both the buck and the mack inside linebacker on a weekly basis while calling the defense.
The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015 and televised live on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX. The Pro Bowl will also be “unconferenced” for the second consecutive year.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 24, 2014