Pryce, Wilson selected to Pro Bowl

Defensive end Trevor Pryce and linebacker Al Wilson of the Denver Broncos have been voted to play in the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Two Denver Broncos players have been voted to the American Football Conference roster for the annual AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, the National Football League announced today.

Defensive end Trevor Pryce and linebacker Al Wilson were the Broncos chosen, and both were selected by a combined vote of the league's players, coaches and fans for the annual Pro Bowl game to be played Sat., Feb. 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

While the complete AFC and NFC Pro Bowl squads were announced today by the NFL, the starting lineups will not be announced until halftime of the AFC and NFC Wild Card Games, Sat., Jan. 4, 2003.

Pryce, in his sixth season from Clemson, makes his fourth consecutive trip to Honolulu, but his first as a defensive end. He was selected as a starter at defensive tackle in 1999 and 2000 and as a reserve last year. Pryce leads the team lead with 8.5 sacks (-63), and ranks tied for fourth among AFC defenders (T-14th NFL). He has posted 49 sacks in past five years, and ranks seventh in Broncos history with 55 sacks in six seasons. In addition, Pryce has 51 tackles (44 solo) in 14 starts at defensive end this year.

Wilson, in his fourth season from Tennessee, makes is second Pro Bowl appearance, after being named to the team for the first time last season.

Playing in 14 games this year at middle linebacker, Wilson leads the Broncos with a career-high 171 tackles (136 solo), including five sacks (-35) and three passes defended. He has posted double figures in tackles in 10 of the team's 14 games, including 21 (18 solo) against San Diego (12/1) and 20 (17 solo) at Kansas City (10/20). Wilson has posted 491 career tackles (377 solo), 14 sacks (-92) and three interceptions (21) as a four-year starter.

The Broncos currently have 12 players on their roster who have been to a total of 27 Pro Bowls, of which 22 have come as Broncos.

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