FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The National Football League announced today that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been added to the 2010 NFC Pro Bowl roster. White will be making his second consecutive appearance in the NFL's All-Star game.
"I'm excited to see Roddy be recognized for a fantastic season," said Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith. "Roddy contributed to this team in numerous ways and his addition to the NFC team is well deserved."
In 2009, White started all 16 contests and led the team in receiving yards with 1,153 on 85 receptions (13.6 avg.). He recorded 11 touchdowns which marked a career-high and became only the second receiver in franchise history to register three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. White is also the first receiver in franchise history to total three consecutive seasons with 80-plus catches and 1,100-plus yards. Against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 5, he tallied a franchise single-game record with 210 yards while contributing with a 90-yard touchdown reception in that game.
Following the '09 campaign, White moved into fourth place on the Falcons all-time receiving yardage list with 4,689 career yards. He passed Jim Mitchell who totaled 4,410 receiving yards in 11 seasons with Atlanta. Entering the 2010 season, White is now 945 yards shy of the third spot on the list.
"I'm excited to be heading back to the Pro Bowl for a second year," White said. "My teammates played a huge part in my success this year and I have to credit them as well."
The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.