The Pro Bowl, pitting the best of the AFC versus the NFC, is scheduled to be played on Sunday, Feb. 12 in Honolulu.
Two other Chargers – quarterback Drew Brees and punter Mike Scifres – finished as first and second alternates, respectively, in the voting and will join the squad should the players selected be unable to participate due to injury.
Tomlinson was selected to the team for the third time in his first five seasons. He also played in the game following the 2002 and ‘04 seasons. Neal and Gates will be playing in their second Pro Bowls. Williams, Merriman and Milligan earned the recognition for the first time.
The six selections are the most chosen since seven players were voted to the team following the 1982 season. The most players ever chosen from one season is eight following the 1980 season.