The Arizona Cardinals veteran wide receiver was named to his eighth Pro Bowl, replacing Denver's Demaryius Thomas, who is headed to the Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii this Sunday, Jan. 26.
The 30-year-old Fitzgerald has made the last seven Pro Bowls. He had 82 receptions for 954 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns this past season for the 10-6 Red Birds.
"I am blessed and fortunate to be able to represent my community and organization and play with good friends Justin (Bethel) and Patrick (Peterson)," Fitzgerald said in a text message sent while vacationing overseas via azcardinals.com.
In addition to Bethel (special teams) and Peterson (cornerback), linebacker John Abraham was another Cardinals player that was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Fitzgerald's eight Pro Bowls now tie him with Hall of Fame safety Larry Wilson for the most in franchise history. In addition, his seven consecutive appearances are a team record. The University of Pittsburgh product also has a chance to add to his Pro Bowl record of eight receiving touchdowns in the all-star contest.
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