Quinn, Hekker to represent Rams at 2014 Pro Bowl

Quinn, Hekker to represent Rams at 2014 Pro Bowl

Quinn, Hekker to represent Rams at 2014 Pro Bowl

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by Elizabeth Eisele and Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 10:24 PM

(FootballSTL) -- St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn and punter Johnny Hekker are headed to Honolulu for the 2014 Pro Bowl.

The NFL revealed the entire roster Friday after combining votes from fans, players and coaches to determine 86 of the 88 Pro Bowl players.

The Rams did not have a Pro Bowl representative in 2013. Steven Jackson was the last Ram to head to Hawaii in 2012.

Quinn has recorded 18 sacks this season, which leads the league. Quinn also has 52 total tackles with 7 forced fumbles.

Hekker averaged 43.8 net yards this season and allowed an average of 2.9 yards per return.

After the announcement, Hekker tweeted out, “Thank you so much for the love #RamsNation. I am honored to represent for all the guys in the locker room that made this possible.”

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs each had 8 players voted into the Pro Bowl, the most among all teams.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning was selected to his 13th Pro Bowl after garnering the most votes among fans, 1.43 million. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was second among fans with 1.2 million votes.

Under a new format this year, NFL greats Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will divvy up the players in a two-day draft before the Jan. 26 game. Offensive and defensive players with the most votes who don’t make it past the divisional playoff round will serve as active player captains.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman received 552,600 votes by fans, the most for any defensive player. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt had just under 410,000 fan votes.

San Francisco is planning to send eight players to the all-star game for the second year in a row, though its players missed the game earlier this year because they made the Super Bowl, losing to Baltimore.

Kansas City’s eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are 11-4 this year—up from 2-14 last year—and the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into a largely meaningless game for them against San Diego on Sunday.

Manning was one of five players selected from Denver, which has a shot at putting up the most points of any team in NFL history.

For the complete list of Pro Bowl attendees, click here

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