Former Tide star Marcell Dareus to play in Pro Bowl - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Former Alabama star, Bills DT Marcell Dareus to play in Pro Bowl

Posted: Updated:
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is heading to his first Pro Bowl in place of injured San Francisco 49ers lineman Justin Smith.(AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr,) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is heading to his first Pro Bowl in place of injured San Francisco 49ers lineman Justin Smith.(AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr,)

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcel Dareus will replace San Francisco 49ers' Justin Smith in the Pro Bowl.

It's Dareus' first trip to the NFL all-star game. He recorded a career high 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks for the Bills in 2013. He was one of five players to finish with more than 70 tackles and 7 sacks.

Buffalo selected Dareus out of Alabama with the third pick in the 2011 draft. He was the defensive MVP of the Tide's 2010 BCS Championship win over Texas and an All-SEC first team pick in his final season in college.

The Bills will have four defensive players in the Pro Bowl. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams, defensive end Mario Williams and safety Jairus Byrd earned a trip to Hawaii as well.

The NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26.

  • UAB SportsMore>>

  • UAB guard Chad Frazier granted his release from basketball program

    UAB guard Chad Frazier granted his release from basketball program

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:12:02 GMT
    The leading scorer on the UAB basketball team is leaving the program. Guard Chad Frazier was granted his release and will not return."Chad Frazier has been granted his release from our program," head coach Jerod Haase said in a statement. "We appreciate his contributions to our program and wish him the best." Frazier, a first team All-Conference USA selection, was arrested last month and charged with third degree domestic violence. The case was later dismissed.Frazier played one season at UAB...More >>
    The leading scorer on the UAB basketball team is leaving the program. Guard Chad Frazier was granted his release and will not return."Chad Frazier has been granted his release from our program," head coach Jerod Haase said in a statement. "We appreciate his contributions to our program and wish him the best." Frazier, a first team All-Conference USA selection, was arrested last month and charged with third degree domestic violence. The case was later dismissed.Frazier played one season at UAB...More >>
  • UAB grants Chad Frazier release from scholarship

    UAB grants Chad Frazier release from scholarship

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:58:33 GMT
    UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.More >>
    UAB has granted All-Conference USA point guard Chad Frazier a release from his scholarship.More >>
  • Roddy White gets three-year extension from Atlanta Falcons

    Roddy White gets three-year extension from Atlanta Falcons

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:58:02 GMT
    Roddy White is set to sign a contract extension that will keep him in Atlanta for four more seasons.More >>
    Roddy White is set to sign a contract extension that will keep him in Atlanta for four more seasons.More >>