Jets Regular Season

Seven Jets bound for Hawaii

Admin - December 16, 2008

The National Football League has announced the 2009 Pro Bowl rosters, which include seven New York Jets players - the most in team history and surpass a club-high of five following the 1982, 1985 and 1998 seasons. All seven Jets will make their first Pro Bowl appearances as representatives of the Gang Green in Hawaii

RB Thomas Jones (AFC rushing leader), OG Alan Faneca, DT Kris Jenkins and KR Leon Washington are starters, while QB Brett Favre, C NIck Mangold, and CB Darrelle Revis made the reserve squad.

RB Thomas Jones has set the Jets’ season record with 15 touchdowns and leads the AFC with 1,222 rushing yards.

QB Brett Favre was selected to his 10th All-Star game, but his first representing the AFC. Favre ties Johnny Unitas for most All-Star selections by a quarterback with 10 and he is the first Jets QB to appear in a Pro Bowl since Vinny Testaverde(1998 season).

OG Alan Faneca will make his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl trip, his first as a Jet.

C Nick Mangold of the Jets will be making his first Pro Bowl voyage.

DT Kris Jenkins will make his fourth trip to Hawaii and his first as a New York Jet.

CB Darrelle Revis will make his Pro Bowl debut. Revis is tied for second in the NFL with five interceptions.

RB/KR Leon Washington makes his first trip to Hawaii. Washington has averaged 26/7 yards per kickoff return (1 TD) and also carried the ball for 374 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and scored 5 rushing touchdowns.