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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin is being added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, taking the place of San Francisco 49ers runner Frank Gore, who'll go to the Super Bowl instead.
Martin is the Bucs' first rookie in the Pro Bowl since kick returner Clifton Smith in 2008.
Martin, the 30th pick in last April's NFL draft, ran for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. His yards rushing ranked fifth in the league.
Gore ran for two touchdowns to help San Francisco beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday.
The Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii next Sunday.
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Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin is headed to Sunday's Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco's Frank Gore, according to the Bucs.
The 49ers earned a trip to the Feb. 3 Super Bowl with a 28-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, so Gore will miss the trip to Honolulu.
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Bucs will have another member of the team going to the Pro Bowl next week. Rookie running back Doug Martin will be joining teammates Vincent Jackson and Gerald McCoy in Hawaii. Martin replaces San Francisco 49ers’ running back Frank Gore after they defeated the Atlanta Falcons and move on to the Super Bowl. Martin broke the Bucs franchise rookie record for rushing yards with...