Friday, December 27, 2013
Pro Bowl selections: Oakland Raiders
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was named Friday night to the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive season.
He was the only Raiders player selected for the NFL's reimagined all-star game, which will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Reece, who was a receiver in college, has played in all 15 games for Oakland this season and has started 14 games -- 13 at fullback and one at tailback when Rashad Jennings, Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart were all injured. Reece responded with a career-high 123 yards rushing against the New York Jets that day, including a career-long 63-yard run for a touchdown.
On the season, the 6-foot-1, 255-pound Reece has rushed for 218 yards on 46 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per attempt, and he has also caught 31 passes for 320 yards. His 10.3 yards-per-reception average is third-best among NFL running backs.
"First off, it's an honor to be recognized amongst the elite players in the NFL," Reece said in a statement. "I just want to say thank you to my family and my teammates for allowing me to be myself and play at a high level, and also say thank you, last but not least, to the Raider Nation for showing their continuous support throughout the season and my career."
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