Vincent Jackson named to Pro Bowl roster

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After being snubbed the first time around, former Widefield Gladiator Vincent Jackson has been named to the Pro Bowl.

Jackson will replace Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne who will not play because his team made it to the Super Bowl. Unlike years past the 2010 Pro Bowl will be played a week before the Super Bowl instead of the week after.

Jackson put together the best year of his young career in 2009 recording career highs in catches (68), yards (1167) and touchdowns (9).

Jackson becomes the first Chargers wide receiver to earn Pro Bowl honors since Tony Martin in 1997. Jackson had his name mentioned with Martin’s on a few occasions this season as “VJ” became the first Charger to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since Martin accomplished the feat in 1995-96.