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The NFL announced today that kick returner Justin Miller has been selected to represent the New York Jets on the American Football Conference squad in the Pro Bowl, the NFL's annual all-star game. The Pro Bowl is set for Feb. 10 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu and televised by CBS.
Miller, a first-time Pro Bowl selection, leads the NFL in kick returns, averaging 28.7 yards per return, and has returned two kicks for touchdowns this year. He set a Jets record with a 103 yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. the Colts, and also took one back 99 yards for a TD at Cleveland.
"This is a well-deserved honor for Justin," said Coach Mangini. "He's worked hard throughout the season under the guidance of (special teams coordinator) Mike Westhoff and (Assistant Coach) Sam Gash. Each member of our kickoff return team should be proud of what they have accomplished collectively."
Miller, a second-year player from Clemson, is the first return specialist in Jets history to be selected to the Pro Bowl, and first Jets special teams player to be selected since punter Tom Tupa in 1999.
"It's an honor to be recognized by my peers and coaches around the league, and the fans," Miller said. "My selection is the culmination of the hard work of everyone on the special teams unit under the direction of Coach Mangini, Coach Westhoff and Coach Gash."
The squads are made up of the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third towards determining the 43-man rosters that represent the AFC and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl.