Marques Colston never goes out of his way to be noticed.
He became the New Orleans Saints' all-time leader in touchdowns scored this season with 56, yet does not have a touchdown dance. He seldom appears in commercials, and is often hard to find when the locker room at team headquarters is open to reporters.
At Dallas last Sunday, Colston's 10 catches for 153 yards put him over the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth time in his seven seasons. Yet he has never been to a Pro Bowl, which disappoints teammates such as quarterback Drew Brees.
''He is Mr. Dependable, Mr. Steady. When you need a play, I know I can always count on him,'' Brees said Wednesday. ''He's a quiet guy, but when he comes to work, he's ready to work.''
Brees said he loves Colston the way he is and would not want him to change, but figures the slender, 6-foot-4 receiver's introverted nature probably works against him when it comes to getting the recognition he deserves.
''How do guys get noticed for the (Pro Bowl's) ...