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Aloha To Colts' T.Y. Hilton, Too

He joins Mike Adams, Vontae Davis in Hawaii for 2nd straight year.

T.Y. Hilton gets to enjoy another paid Hawaiian vacation, too.

The Indianapolis Colts’ four-year wide receiver was named Monday as the Pro Bowl replacement for injured Arizona Cardinals pass catcher Larry Fitzgerald. The announcement came a day after Colts safety Mike Adams and Vontae Davis were also selected as replacements for Sunday night’s game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The trio made their first Pro Bowl appearances last year. The Colts have had at least three players in the annual all-star game in each of the past four seasons and at least two representatives since 1999.

Hilton played in all 16 games this season and finished with a team-high 69 receptions for 1,124 yards. Five of his catches were for touchdowns.

The 2012 third-round draft choice has been the Colts’ No. 1 receiver in catches and receiving yards the past three seasons. He joined Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne as the only players in franchise history to post three or more career 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Last season, Hilton had 14 catches of 25 or more yards, which tied for sixth in the NFL. Among players with at least 60 catches in 2015, Hilton ranked fifth in the league at 16.3 yards per catch.

Hilton has 18 career 100-yard receiving games. His 150 receiving yards against New Orleans in Week 7 tied for the fourth-best total of his career.

In August, he received a five-year, $65-million contract extension including about $38 million guaranteed.

The Pro Bowl is at 7 p.m. Sunday and will be televised by ESPN. Team leaders Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will draft players at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN2).

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