Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster Tuesday, making his first appearance in the game.
He replaces replaces Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in the game, set for January 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"It's an honor to be named to the Pro Bowl," said Soliai, according to a team press release. "I am looking forward to going to Hawaii and representing the Dolphins as well as the AFC, I would like to thank everyone who helped me get here."
Soliai had 27 tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed. He joins teammates Brandon Marshall, a wideout, and left tackle Jake Long at the game.
"I want to congratulate Paul on being named to the Pro Bowl," stated Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. "It is a well-deserved honor and is a reward for the hard work and commitment he showed in 2011."