With only 136 yards left, MJD has the opportunity to surpass Fred Taylor’s single-season franchise record of 1,572 rushing yards set in the 2003 season.
After all the 5′ 7″, 208 lbs running back does account for 46.5% of the Jaguars total offense. If you’ve ever watched a Jaguars game you would know that he is the only consistent offensive player on the field.
With one game left in the 2011 regular season, MJD is the current NFL leading rusher. During his record breaking season he has accumulated 1,437 yards on 318 rushes.
Jones-Drew will be the first player in franchise history to finish in the top three in the NFL in rushing yards.
Even though the Jaguars have had a tough 2011 season & only accumulated 4 wins to date, fans were hoping at least a few other Jacksonville players would make the list.
Kicker Josh Scobee was hoping to make his first pro bowl appearance this year. However the position of place kicker was filled by Sebastian Janikowski (OAK) for the AFC team.
MLB Paul Posluszny had a phenominal season in Jacksonville, but Ravens star LB Ray Lewis was selected for the AFC. Another player that fans were hoping to see in the pro bowl was fullback Greg Jones.
Maurice Jones-Drew was voted into the Pro Bowl for his third appearance alongside AFC running backs Ray Rice (BAL) & Arian Foster (HOU) by fans, coaches & players. The 3 running backs representing the NFC are LeSean McCoy (PHI), Matt Forte (CHI) & Frank Gore (SF).
The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29 and televised live on NBC at 7:00 p.m. ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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