Former Alabama standout Julio Jones landed his first Pro Bowl berth today as he made the NFC squad. Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium will host the game Jan. 27.
The other NFC wide receivers include Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants; Calvin Johnson, Detroit; and Brandon Marshall, Chicago.
Jones ranks 11th in the NFL with 1,142 receiving yards, and his 76 catches are tied for 17th. His 10 receiving touchdowns are tied for sixth.
No other former Alabama player received a Pro Bowl selection today, but as various stars back out of the game, others could wind up with a roster spot.
Here’s a highlight video of Jones, which includes catches from 2011 and 2012. A fan put it together, and it’s worth watching the full 3 minutes, 31 seconds. You can mute the sound, however. They’ve added a background song “Disfunctional,” and beats me why they made that choice. Julio Jones is anything but disfunctional in these highlights.