Jaguars wide receiver Keenan McCardell was named to the Pro Bowl today, the first time a Jaguars player has been voted to play in the NFL's all-star game.
McCardell joins starters Carl Pickens and Tony Martin and Tim Brown as the wide receivers on the AFC squad which will play the NFC on February 2 in Honolulu.
"It's very reassuring to have Keenan elected to the Pro Bowl," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "He was very worthy and we congratulate him upon his recognition by his peers."
McCardell, who joined the Jaguars on March 2 as an unrestricted free agent, leads the team with 78 receptions for 1,059 yards - both team records and personal highs - and three touchdowns. He ranks third in the AFC (tied) in catches and fourth in receiving yards.
A five-year veteran, McCardell has started 13 of 14 games this season, catching at least one pass in every game. Of his 75 catches, 55 have gone for first downs. He is on pace to catch 89 passes for 1,210 yards over 16 games.
On October 20 at St. Louis, McCardell caught 16 passes for 232 yards, both highs in the NFL this season. His 16 receptions in that game is tied for the third most in NFL history.
McCardell was the only Jaguar named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad.