The NFL has announced Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been added to the Pro Bowl roster. Martin replaces San Francisco’s Frank Gore who will be attending the Super Bowl, rather than the Pro Bowl in the upcoming weeks.
Martin, a rookie, sparked the Buccaneers offense this season rushing for 1.926 yards, fifth in the NFL. The selection marks the fourth time in franchise history that Tampa Bay has sent a running back to the Pro Bowl joining Mike Alstott (1997-2002), Warrick Dunn (1997, 2000) and James Wilder (1984). It is also the first time the team has sent a rookie to the event since 2008 (KR Clifton Smith).