Brent Grimes, the fourth-year cornerback and former Hamburg Sea Devil of NFL Europa, became the ninth member of the Atlanta Falcons to be named to the 2011 Pro Bowl. He replaces Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, whose team will be playing in Super Bowl XLV.
Grimes started all 16 games for the Falcons and recorded 70 tackles and five interceptions in 2010. He finished tied with Kansas City's Brandon Carr with 23 pass defenses. This is Grimes first Pro Bowl appearance and he becomes the first player from Shippensburg University - beating out Packers running back John Kuhn - to earn that honor.
The Falcons have never sent as many as nine players to the Pro Bowl. The previous team record was set in 1969 (and equaled in 1981) when they had seven players chosen. Defensive end Claude Humphrey holds the Falcons team record with six Pro Bowl games on his resume.
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