Joseph will make his first appearance in the Pro Bowl after starting 12 games in 2008 and becomes Tampa Bay’s first offensive lineman in the all-star game since C Jeff Christy and G Randall McDaniel were chosen following the 2000 season. He and McDaniel are the only guards in team history to be named to the Pro Bowl. Joseph was part of a Buccaneer offense that set a franchise record with 5,456 total yards and also helped lead the team to 361 points, the second-best single-season total in team history. He has played in 41 games with 40 starts since entering the league as a first-round selection by Tampa Bay in 2006.
Barber and Joseph join LB Derrick Brooks and KR Clifton Smith as Tampa Bay’s representatives in this year’s game. Brooks has been named to 11 Pro Bowls (1997-2006, 2008), second most by a linebacker in NFL history, trailing only LB Junior Seau’s 12 selections. Smith is just the second rookie in team history to make the annual all-star game, joining Warrick Dunn in 1997.
- Tampa Bay Informer
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