New York Giants LS Zak DeOssie has been named to the NFC Pro Bowl Roster by Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith.
It’s DeOssie’s second time to the Pro Bowl.
“Through my experience from the last time I went, I understand that this is the time where they choose the long snappers,” DeOssie said Thursday. “In the back of my mind, I had a one-in-16 chance at the worst. So, I figured maybe I could be getting a call, maybe not. I don’t know how it works and who it’s up to ultimately, but apparently somebody down in Atlanta saw something that they like and they extended an invitation to me, which I’m very fortunate about.”
With the addition of DeOssie, the Giants will have four players in the Pro Bowl. G Chris Snee will start and DE Justin Tuck and FS Antrel Rolle are reserves. C Shaun O’Hara was also selected to the NFC team, but will not play because of his foot, ankle and Achilles injuries. O’Hara underwent surgery on his foot yesterday.