The San Francisco 49ers announced that LS Brian Jennings has been named to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl squad. Jennings was selected as this year’s need player by the Green Bay Packers coaching staff. It marks the second Pro Bowl selection for Jennings (2004). The team also announced that S Dashon Goldson and CB Carlos Rogers will not be participating in the Pro Bowl due to injury.
The 49ers now have nine representatives selected to the Pro Bowl – K David Akers, RB Frank Gore, S Dashon Goldson, P Andy Lee, CB Carlos Rogers, DT Justin Smith, T Joe Staley and LB Patrick Willis – marking the highest San Francisco delegation since the team sent 10 players following the 1995 season. In the past 60 years, the 49ers have sent five-or-more representatives to the Pro Bowl 35 times.
In 2011, Jennings played in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. His consistency and accuracy was vital as Akers set the NFL record for field goals made (44) and Lee set the league record for net punting average (44.0).
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