Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was a late addition to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, the team confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Originally selected as an alternate for the game, White will make the trip to Miami and is expected to play Sunday evening.
White finished 2009 with a team-high 85 catches, 1,153 yards and a career-high 11 touchdowns. He also joined wide receiver Andre Rison as the only other Falcon to post three-straight 1,000-yard seasons.
“I’m excited to see Roddy be recognized for a fantastic season,” Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith said in a statement. “Roddy contributed to this team in numerous ways and his addition to the NFC team is well deserved.”
White started all 16 games last season and is the first receiver in franchise history to total three consecutive seasons with 80 or more catches and 1,100-plus yards. His 210-yard performance in Week 5 at San Francisco was also a franchise record for single-game receiving yards.
He is currently fourth in Falcons history with 4,689 receiving yards.
“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 kicks off at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.