Fans Can Help Michael Roos Return to the Pro Bowl

Voting is now taking place at NFL.com as the former Eagle offensive tackle hopes to play in January 31 game in Miami

Already the first former Eastern Washington University football player to be selected to the NFL Pro Bowl, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos hopes Eagle football fans can help earn him a repeat appearance in 2010.

Fan voting is currently taking place at http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot. Roos is a left offensive tackle and wears jersey No. 71 for the Titans.

Roos has started every game in five seasons as a Titan after earning NCAA Football Championship Subdivision All-America honors and Lineman of the Year accolades as an Eagle senior in 2004. Last season, he not only was a starter in the Pro Bowl, but he was selected to the NFL All-Pro team as well.

Fans may vote for any or all positions on the ballot and can vote as many times as they want. The 40th Pro Bowl takes place Jan. 31, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time at Land Shark Stadium in Miami, Fla.

Roos returned to Eastern on Oct. 24, 2009, to have his No. 71 jersey retired at EWU. Including 35 starts to end his EWU career, Roos enters Tennessee's Nov. 15 game versus Buffalo having made 130 consecutive starts as an offensive tackle. His last 95 starts have come as a Titan (two AFC playoff games, 72 regular season games and 21 pre-season contests). He was even a starter in his first-ever Pro Bowl on Feb.  8.

Among the many former Eagles who have played in the NFL, none have ever been invited to the Pro Bowl or earned All-Pro honors until Roos was selected. However, Kurt Schulz (Buffalo Bills) was an alternate in 2001 and both he and Ed Simmons (Washington Redskins) earned all-division accolades during their 10- and 11-year NFL careers, respectively.

 

More on Michael Roos and the Michael Roos Foundation may be found at:
http://www.titansonline.com/team/roster/Michael-Roos/d7b2107c-3833-4706-a818-e64ded597f9c
http://michaelroosfoundation.org/Home.php

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