Sunday, January 20, 2013
Raiders FB Reece to go Pro Bowl as replacement
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece will replace Baltimore's Vonta Leach on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster after the Ravens earned a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Reece had been selected as a first alternate for the NFL's all-star game, which will be played at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium next Sunday.
Reece played in all 16 games with 14 starts -- 10 at fullback and four at running back. He had a career-high 59 rushing attempts for 271 yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He also ranked second on the team with 52 catches for 496 yards and one touchdown, ranking fourth among NFL running backs in receptions. He also led running backs with 9.5 yards per reception.
The Ravens beat the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC championship.