Found December 27, 2011 on
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Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul were selected to represent the Giants at the Pro Bowl, while breakout star Victor Cruz and Chris Snee were picked as alternates.
JPP and Cruz were not on the fan ballots, in JPP’s case due to the team’s strength at DE (Tuck, Osi), and in Cruz’ case, due to his relative anonymity prior to his eye-popping first season in the NFL. Both players’ chances on making it to Hawaii’s exhibition game relied on the players and coaches, who account for 2/3 of the voting.
In JPP’s case, it was enough to land him on the roster, but Cruz narrowly missed out, as bigger names prevailed: Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Steve Smith and Larry Fitzgerald.
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