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Wake, Long Named to Pro Bowl

For all but two members of the Miami Dolphins, the 2010 NFL season will come to a close this Sunday when the Fins visit the New England Patriots. But for Cameron Wake and Jake Long, football doesn’t stop this weekend, as they will both be headed to the Pro Bowl, which pits the top talents of the AFC and NFC against each other, on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

After all, nothing says job well done like a free trip to Hawaii, right? While Wake was almost a shoo-in to make the team, Long wasn’t a guarantee. Wake, an outside linebacker for the Fins, may not have finished very high in fan voting, but he ended up a starter on the team due to his absolute dominance on the field this year. He leads the NFL with 14 sacks, but his stats can’t even begin to tell the story of his play on the defensive side of the football this year. Originally an undrafted rookie who was cut less than two months after the Giants signed him in 2005, Wake spent time in the Canadian Football League and was signed as a free agent by the Fins in 2009. Before heading to the CFL, Wake even spent time in the corporate world before finally realizing his dream of playing professional football. In a true rags-to-riches story, Wake might not be the most popular Pro Bowler this season, but he certainly is the most deserving.

Long, on the other hand, is completing the trifecta after having been named to the team for the third straight season. The improbable start comes as a bit of bittersweet news for the left tackle, who has played through injuries all season, yet hasn’t missed one start. While his grit and determination of playing through the pain might have been one reason while he was awarded the honor, it has yet to be determined whether or not he will even play in the Pro Bowl due to his injuries and possible offseason surgery.

Wide receiver Brandon Marshall and kicker Dan Carpenter were also hopefuls as well, but were passed over in this year’s Pro Bowl selections.

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