Rams' RB Jackson Picked For Pro Bowl

Steven Jackson (AP/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was named to the NFC's 2011 Pro Bowl team, the NFL announced Tuesday. Jackson was invited to play in the Pro Bowl, the NFL's all-star game, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 30.

"I'm elated to be named to the Pro Bowl," Jackson said. "It's a tremendous honor that has come through a lot of hard work by myself, my teammates and my coaches. I'll be at the Pro Bowl and I'll be proudly representing St. Louis."

Jackson's third Pro Bowl invitation of his seven-year NFL career comes on the heels of a season that has seen him reach numerous milestones.

In Week 7, he passed Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson to become the all-time leading rusher in Rams history. In Week 14, Jackson topped the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth-consecutive season, extending his own franchise record for consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards rushing. His streak of six-straight 1,000-yard seasons is the longest active streak in the NFL.

"I'm very proud of Steven for his well-deserved third Pro Bowl selection," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "It is a great reflection of not only his hard work, but also that of his teammates and coaches."

Jackson currently ranks third in the NFC with 1,196 rushing yards and has scored six touchdowns this season.

Here are the 43-man NFC and AFC Pro Bowl rosters that were announced on Tuesday. Starters are marked with an asterisk.

NFC

Quarterback

* Michael Vick, Philadelphia

Matt Ryan, Atlanta

Drew Brees, New Orleans

Running back

* Michael Turner, Atlanta

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota

Steven Jackson, St. Louis

Fullback

* Ovie Mughelli, Atlanta

Wide receiver

* Roddy White, Atlanta

* Calvin Johnson, Detroit

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

Greg Jennings, Green Bay

Tight end

* Jason Witten, Dallas

Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta

Tackle

* Jason Peters, Philadelphia

* Jordan Gross, Carolina

Chad Clifton, Green Bay

Guard

* Jahri Evans, New Orleans

*Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants

Carl Nicks, New Orleans

Center

* Andre Gurode, Dallas

Shaun O'Hara, N.Y. Giants

Defensive end

* Julius Peppers, Chicago

* John Abraham, Atlanta

Justin Tuck, N.Y. Giants

Interior linemen

* Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

* Jay Ratliff, Dallas

Justin Smith, San Francisco

Outside linebacker

* Clay Matthews, Green Bay

* DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

Lance Briggs, Chicago

Inside/midde linebacker

* Patrick Willis, San Francisco

Brian Urlacher, Chicago

Cornerback

* Asante Samuel, Philadelphia

* Charles Woodson, Green Bay

DeAngelo Hall, Washington

Free safety

* Nick Collins, Green Bay

Antrel Rolle, N.Y. Giants

Strong safety

* Adrian Wilson, Arizona

Punter

Mat McBriar, Dallas

Placekicker

David Akers, Philadelphia

Kick returner

Devin Hester, Chicago

Special teamer

Eric Weems, Atlanta

AFC

Quarterback

* Tom Brady, New England

Philip Rivers, San Diego

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis

Running back

* Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

Arian Foster, Houston

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City

Fullback

* Vonta Leach, Houston

Wide receiver

* Andre Johnson, Houston

* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis

Brandon Lloyd, Denver

Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City

Tight end

* Antonio Gates, San Diego

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville

Tackle

* Jake Long, Miami

* Joe Thomas, Cleveland

D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets

Guard

* Kris Dielman, San Diego

* Logan Mankins, New England

Brian Waters, Kansas City

Center

* Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets

Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

Defensive end

* Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis

* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis

Jason Babin, Tennessee

Interior linemen

* Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

* Vince Wilfork, New England

Richard Seymour, Oakland

Outside linebacker

* James Harrison, Pittsburgh

* Cameron Wake, Miami

Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

Inside/midde linebacker

* Ray Lewis, Baltimore

Jerod Mayo, New England

Cornerback

* Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland

* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets

Devin McCourty, New England

Free safety

* Ed Reed, Baltimore

Brandon Meriweather, New England

Strong safety

* Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh

Punter

Shane Lechler, Oakland

Placekicker

Billy Cundiff, Baltimore

Kick returner

Marc Mariani, Tennessee

Special teamer

Montell Owens, Jacksonville

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