Pro Bowl

<p>The Steelers have placed three players on the 2003 AFC Pro Bowl team announced by the NFL.</p> <p> The Pro Bowl will be played Feb. 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Steelers earning Pro Bowl recognition are left guard Alan Faneca, outside linebacker Joey Porter and wide receiver Hines Ward. </p>

The Pro Bowl squads were selected by a combined voting of fans, players and coaches. Faneca and Ward -- who eclipsed the team record for receptions with 101 for 1,205 yards in just 14 games -- earned their second consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, while Porter earned the honor for the first time. Porter has produced some impressive and unique statistics. After 14 games, he is the Steelers' co-leader in sacks (8) and interceptions (4) and leads the team with 83 tackles (70 solos).

Two-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jason Gildon and 2002 Pro Bowl linebacker Kendrell Bell were selected as first alternates. Center Jeff Hartings was named as a second alternate. He was a first alternate for the 2002 team.



--Jim Wexell



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