Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 12/21/12
DAVIE, Fla. Karlos Dansby said before the season he expects one day to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. So naturally the Miami Dolphins linebacker is now touting himself for the Pro Bowl.Dansby, 31, hasnt made one in his first seven seasons. But, all his boasting aside, he does have a shot.Dansby leads the Dolphins with 85 solo and 111 total tackles. With two games left, hes in on pace to top his career highs of 94 and 119, both set in 2007 with the Arizona Cardinals.I should be, Dansby said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida about being selected for the AFC for the Jan. 27 game against the NFC in Honolulu. Turn on the film. Im 15 tackles away from 100 tackles. Everybody aint doing that. Look at the stats. Everybody aint doing that. However you want to cut it, if you have 100 solo tackles, youre doing the job.Pro Bowl starters and reserves will be announced Wednesday. Balloting by fans, coaches and players each will count for one-third of the vote. Alternates will be named after players drop out due to injury and after the Super Bowl match-up is set since players from those teams wont play.The Dolphins have one player all but certain to be selected in defensive end Cameron Wake, seeking to return after making his first appearance two years ago. Wake is fourth in the NFL with 14 sacks so it cant be called boasting when he stakes his claim to be in Hawaii.I would hope so, Wake said of being picked. That would truly be an honor to be able to represent the AFC and my team.Other Miami players with realistic Pro Bowl chances include punter Brandon Fields, center Mike Pouncey and safety Reshad Jones. Fields leads the NFL with a 50.6 average and was the leading vote-getter among punters in fan voting, which ended earlier this week.Three other Miami players who previously have played in Pro Bowls cant be ruled out. They are defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks and long snapper John Denney. Denney wont learn his fate next week since the AFC coach will choose the long snapper, and it will be a few weeks before coaches for the game are known. Players filled out their ballots Thursday and Friday. Pouncey revealed there is an agreement between Miami and Pittsburgh players to get both Pouncey and his twin brother, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, in the game.I had all the guys (on the Dolphins) vote for my brother, said the Miami center. We cant vote for each other No question, (Pittsburgh players will be voting for Mike Pouncey). Im friends with all those guys (on the Steelers). They respect my game and they watch it, so its not like theyre doing anything they arent supposed to.Mike Pouncey admits his brother, a third-year man who made the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons, is better than me. Still, the Dolphins second-year man believes hes worthy of his first selection.I think Ive had a Pro Bowl season, he said. I think I deserve it, but it isnt my choice.As for Wake, Mike Pouncey believes the guy he calls one of the best defensive ends in the league is a lock. Dansby also has little doubt Wakes name will be heard when Pro Bowl teams are announced Wednesday night on the NFL Network.Hes a no-brainer, Dansby said. Hes been balling.Of course, Dansby also believes hes a no-brainer.Chris Tomasson can be reached at christomasson@hotmail.com or on Twitter @christomasson
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