Jaguars' Taylor gets first Pro Bowl trip

By: associated press
By: associated press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Fred Taylor is no longer the best NFL
player to never make the Pro Bowl.

The Jacksonville running back has been added to the AFC roster
as a replacement for Pittsburgh's Willie Parker. Parker broke a bone in his right leg last month.

Taylor finished fourth in balloting last month and was made the first alternate. He initially thought he missed out on a trip to Hawaii for the 10th consecutive season. But then Parker injured his leg two days after rosters were announced.

Taylor ranks 17th on the NFL's all-time rushing list and had been the only player in the top 49 to never make it to Honolulu.

He ran for 1,202 yards this season and averaged a career-best 5.4 yards per carry.

Taylor also had two of the four longest runs in the league this season.

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