FB Marcel Reece earns Pro Bowl honors

Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has been named to his third-straight Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday.

He was previously in the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013. One of the NFL’s most versatile players, Reece has played in 14 games this season, rushing for 74 yards on 20 carries. 37 of those yards came in the Raiders first victory of the season when they won 24-20 over the Kansas City Chiefs. 30 of the yards in that game came in the final game-winning drive.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound fullback has also posted 34 catches for 235 yards. He finally recorded his first touchdown of the season in the Raiders’ 24-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The touchdown came on a nine-yard reception, giving him his ninth career receiving score, making him tied for seventh all-time among Raider running backs.

The native of Inglewood, Calif., joined the Raiders in 2008 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Washington, where he played wide receiver. Reece spent the entire 2008 season and the majority of the 2009 campaign on the Raiders’ practice squad, becoming a starter for the Silver and Black in 2010. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011.

Veteran safety Charles Woodson and linebacker Khalil Mack were also named alternations for the annual all-star game, which is set to be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 25, 2015.

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