Originally written on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 11/5/14

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Eric Weddle #32 of the San Diego Chargers hugs Antwan Barnes #50 of the Baltimore Ravens after the game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 20, 2009 in San Diego, California.The Ravens defeated the Chargers 31-26 (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
Eric Weddle wanted to end this season in Indianapolis. He'll have to settle for Hawaii. The San Diego Chargers free safety has been selected to the Pro Bowl at last, the NFL announced on Tuesday, one of three Chargers players named to the annual All-Star game. Tight end Antonio Gates and quarterback Philip Rivers were also selected. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson (first), running back Ryan Mathews (second) and center Nick Hardwick (third) are alternates. Weddle, in his fifth year, joins the Pro Bowl club after becoming the NFL's highest-paid safety in July when he signed a five-year, $40-million contract. Weddle leads the league with seven intereptions and has allowed a 29.3 quarterback rating, best among all defensive backs. This is Gates' eighth consecutive Pro Bowl nod. He broke Hall of Fame wide receiver Charlie Joiner's all-time franchise record for most career receptions in Saturday's loss to the Detroit Lions, tallying his record-breaking 587th career reception on a fourth-do...
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