Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks has been added to the 2013 Pro Bowl. Starks joins the AFC roster as a replacement for New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who had to pull out of the game due to injury.
Starks will join defensive end Cameron Wake, long snapper John Denney, and guard Richie Incognito in the NFL's annual all-star game. The Dolphins' four Pro Bowlers ties them with the Cincinnati Bengals for fifth highest total in the conference. The Houston Texans lead the AFC with nine players selected to the game; the San Francisco 49ers also had nine players selected on the NFC side, although their players will not be participating in the game due to the team making the Super Bowl.
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Starks started all 16 games for the Dolphins this season, finishing with 27 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and one interception. He was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 5. He recorded three tackles, two passes defensed, an interception, a quarterback hit, and half a sack in the Dolphins victory over the Bengals.
"I look forward to joining Cameron, John and Richie in representing our team at the Pro Bowl," Starks said via the team's website when his presence on the team was announced. "I also want to send thanks to Coach [Kevin] Coyle, Coach [Kacy] Rodgers and the rest of our coaching staff and teammates for this great honor as well."
The Pro Bowl will be held this Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kickoff is at 7pm Eastern, 2pm Hawaiian.