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Wednesday afternoon NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced and unsurprisingly Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was selected as a starter for the NFC squad. During a year in which he started out slow, Megatron has been simply amazing down the stretch breaking Jerry Rice’s single season yardage record and could eclipse 2,000 receiving yards on the season this coming weekend against the Bears. And in addition to his phenomenal receiving yardage this season Johnson has also achieved career high in catches with 117.
Brandon Marshall of the Chicago Bears will be started opposite of Johnson for the NFC.
In addition to Johnson, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh have been named as alternates for the NFC team while Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay), Matt Ryan (Atlanta) and Robert Griffin III (Washington) will get the start at quarterback.
Defensive linemen Justin Smith, Gerald McCoy and Henry Melton also made the NFC squad ahead of Suh.
h/t: Detroit Free Press
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The smile has rarely left Calvin Johnson's face since he broke Jerry Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a single season against Atlanta on Dec. 22.
Don't let Johnson's smile fool you. Underneath that cheery expression, there's a fierce competitor who wants to make Rice's accomplishments a distant second to his own effort this year.
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