Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is the only rookie starter on either 2011 Pro Bowl roster. The Lions rookie led all defensive tackles in sacks with nine. He’s one of only two Lions to make the squad, along with WR Calvin Johnson.
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys had three defenders selected each, the most of any NFC teams. Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson and Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall were their teams’ only representatives. Both of the San Francisco 49ers’ inclusions were defensive players, and some of this might explain why NFC West teams never score any points.
Bears KR Devin Hester also comes in as the NFC’s kick returner, meaning all four of Chicago’s Pro Bowl players are either defenders or special teamers.
Adrian Wilson, Cardinals