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Alex Mack Added To NFC Pro Bowl Roster

Feb 1, 2022
Alex Mack has been selected for the seventh Pro Bowl of his career.

BERKELEY – San Francisco 49ers center Alex Mack has become the fifth former Cal football player to be selected for the 2022 Pro Bowl when he was added to the game's NFC roster the 49ers announced Tuesday. Mack joins four other Golden Bears – WR Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers), P Bryan Anger (Dallas), DE Cameron Jordan (New Orleans) and QB Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) – who were selected to the original rosters unveiled in a December 22 announcement on NFL Network.

The 2022 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon is scheduled to be played this Sunday, Feb. 6 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the first time. The contest will be simulcast live by ABC, Disney+ and ESPN. Kickoff time is scheduled for 1 pm MST/Noon PST.

Rodgers (2009, '11, '12, '14, '15, '16, '18, '19, '20, '21). Jordan (2013, '15, '17, '18, '19, '20, '21) and Mack (2010, '13, '15, '16, '17, '18, '21) have each been taken seven times, while Allen (2017, '18, '19, '20, '21) is a five-time pick and Anger was selected for the first time in his career in his first season with the Cowboys. Allen and Jordan have both been chosen each of the past five years, while Rodgers was selected for the fourth consecutive campaign.

Allen and Rodgers will not play in this season's Pro Bowl due to injuries.

Cal has had 38 players selected to the Pro Bowl on 124 occasions since the game was first played in 1938 as the "NFL All-Star Game". After a five-year run under that name and a seven-year hiatus, the game returned as the Pro Bowl in 1950 and was played every season before the 2021 Pro Bowl was cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cal's 124 total selections rank second among current Pac-12 teams, while the Golden Bears' 38 players chosen is tied for third in the conference.

Below are notes on all five of Cal's 2022 Pro Bowl sections with their names linked to their Pro Football Reference profiles.
Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers ,,, will not play in the Pro Bowl due to injury
2021 Regular Season: 9-8 (#10 AFC, 3rd AFC West) – 16 games played, 16 starts; 106 receptions (#4 AFC, #7 NFL), 1138 yards receiving (#7 AFC), 6 TD … 100-plus receptions four of last five seasons … 5th Pro Bowl selection
– Played three seasons at Cal (2010-12) and is the Golden Bears' all-time leader with 205 receptions while ranking third on the school's all-time list with 2570 yards receiving and eighth with 17 touchdown catches
Bryan Anger, P, Dallas Cowboys
2021 Postseason: Lost home game to San Francisco in Wild Card Round … 1 game; 5 punts, 53.6 yards per punt (#1 NFL), 51.4 net yards per punt (#1 NFL) … member of a playoff team for the second time (Houston, 2019; Dallas, 2021)
2021 Regular Season: 12-5 (#3 NFC Playoff Seed, NFC East Champion) … 17 games played, 0 starts; 44.6 net yards per punt (#1 NFL); 48.4 yards per punt (#4 NFL) … both career highs … 1st Pro Bowl selection … second-team All-Pro, first All-Pro selection
– The highest drafted punter in 17 years when he was selected by Jacksonville in the third round (70th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft
– Played four seasons at Cal from 2008-11 and is one of only two players in school history along with Alex Mack to earn first-team all-conference honors for three consecutive campaigns (2009-11)
– Played in all 51 games possible as Cal's starting punter from 2008-11 and posted an average of 43.5 overall yards per punt that ranks third all-time at Cal, while he holds the Bears' all-time single-season record with the 45.6 overall yards per punt he posted as a 2010 junior
Cameron Jordan, DE, New Orleans Saints
2021 Regular Season: 9-8 (#8 NFC, 2nd NFC South) – 16 games played, 16 starts; 59 tackles, 12.5 sacks (#T8 NFL), -75.5 sack yards, 13 tackles for loss, 22 quarterback hits, 6 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles … sixth season with 10.0 or more sacks (tied for third-highest career total) … seventh straight season with 10 or more tackles for loss … 10th straight season with 10 or more quarterback hits … had 8.5 sacks, 7 TFL and 9 QBH in last 4 games … named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice in regular season's final four weeks (Week 15, Week 17) … missed a game for the only time in his 11-year career (has played in 176 of 177 career regular-season games with 175 starts) when he was on the Saints' Reserve/COVID-19 list for a Week 14 contest at the New York Jets with his absence ending the NFL's longest active games played streak by a non-kicker and longest active starts streak by any player at 172 and 158 games, respectively … 7th Pro Bowl selection … New Orleans' nominee for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year with selection to be announced during the NFL Honors television show on Feb. 10, 2022
– Played in 50 of 51 possible games with 32 starts over four seasons at Cal (2007-10) and finished his career with 175 tackles while adding 34.0 tackles for loss (-122 yards) and 16.5 sacks (-89 yards) to finish just outside Cal's all-time top-10 list for both tackles for loss and sacks
– Earned honorable mention All-American honors from Pro Football Weekly and was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection of the league's coaches as a 2010 collegiate senior at Cal when he recorded 62 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss (-47 yards) and 5.5 sacks (-32 yards)
Alex Mack, C, San Francisco 49ers
2021 Postseason: Won road games in the Wild Card Round at Dallas and Divisional Round at Green Bay before losing in the NFC Championship Game at the Los Angeles Rams … 3 games, 3 starts … member of a playoff team for the third time (Atlanta 2017-18, San Francisco 2021)
2021 Regular Season: 10-7 (#6 NFC Playoff Seed, 3rd NFC West) – Played in and started all 17 games … took every offensive snap in 15 of the 17 games he played in
– Played four seasons at Cal from 2005-08 and made 39 consecutive starts at one point
– Won the Draddy Trophy (also known as the Academic Heisman and now later renamed the Campbell Trophy) as a 2008 senior
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers ... will not play in the Pro Bowl due to injury 
2021 Postseason: Lost home game to San Francisco in Divisional Round … 1 game; 20-of-29 (69.0%), 225 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 91.9 quarterback rating … member of a playoff team for 12th time (Green Bay 2007, '09-16, '19-21)
2021 Regular Season: 13-4 (#1 NFC Playoff Seed … NFC North Champion) … 16 games played, 16 starts; 111.9 quarterback rating (#1 NFL), 366-of-531 (68.9%, #3 NFL), 37 touchdowns (#T4 NFL), 4115 yards (#10 NFL), 4 interceptions; 33 rushes, 101 yards, 3 touchdowns … 10th Pro Bowl selection … also led NFL with a 7.0 touchdown percentage and a 0.8 interception percentage, while his four interceptions were the fewest among starting quarterbacks … fifth All-Pro selection, fourth first-team All-Pro … NFC Offensive Player of the Month (December) … NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 15)
– Played two seasons at Cal from 2003-04 and completed 424-of-665 passes (63.8%) for 5469 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 150.3 all-time quarterback rating that is the best in school history