2011 Pro Bowl Rosters: Ndamukong Suh, Patrick Willis Among NFC Defensive Pro Bowlers

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.

Defensive end

Julius Peppers, Bears
John Abraham, Falcons
Justin Tuck, Giants

Defensive tackle

Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Jay Ratliff, Cowboys
Justin Smith, 49ers

Outside linebacker

Clay Matthews, Packers
DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
Lance Briggs, Bears

Inside linebacker

Patrick Willis, 49ers
Brian Urlacher, Bears

Cornerback

Asante Samuel, Eagles
Charles Woodson, Packers
DeAngelo Hall, Redskins

Free safety

Nick Collins, Packers
Antrel Rolle, Giants

Strong safety

Adrian Wilson, Cardinals

Special teams

Mat McBriar, Cowboys
David Akers, Eagles
Devin Hester, Bears
Eric Weems, Falcons

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