Reggie Hodges' push to get Phil Dawson into his first Pro Bowl paid off.
Dawson was named to his first Pro Bowl, which will be played on Sunday Jan. 27 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dawson finished second to Sebastian Janikowski in the fan voting, which counted as one third of the total vote. The other two-thirds were made up of votes from players and coaches in the NFL.
I was happy that Phil and Joe were recognized for having Pro Bowl seasons, Pat Shurmur said. Phil has been one of the most consistent kickers in the NFL throughout his career, and this year he was near perfect, including many long range field goals.
I believe it is very appropriate that he is getting his due credit after 14 years in the league, he said. Joe has established himself as one of the top left tackles in the game, and he has played as a very high level once again this year. He was a big part of the improvement that I felt we made as on offense.
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