San Francisco DL Justin Smith added to Pro Bowl
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith has been added to the NFL Pro Bowl roster in place of injured Kevin Williams of Minnesota.
The Niners made the announcement Tuesday that Smith would play in his first Pro Bowl. Smith is the fifth 49ers player on the roster, joining running back Frank Gore, tight end Vernon Davis, linebacker Patrick Willis and punter Andy Lee. Gore was also a replacement pick.
These are the most Pro Bowlers for the Niners since the team had six in 2002.
Smith started all 16 games for the 49ers this season and ranked second on the team with six sacks. He had 90 tackles, 78 quarterback pressures and 52 quarterback hits.