The NFL announced this evening that Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Montell Owens was added to the AFC's Pro Bowl roster. Owens replaced New England's Matthew Slater as the AFC's special teamer. The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Owens, who was voted to the AFC's roster in 2010, led the Jaguars in special teams tackles in 2011 with 13 and had two forced fumbles. He owns the franchise record for career special teams tackles with 108. He has played in 91 games since joining the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie from Maine in 2006. He set the franchise's single-season record with 30 special teams tackles in 2009 and was named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl.
Owens will join Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew at the Pro Bowl, who was recognized for the third straight year.