Bucs' Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy selected to Pro Bowl


Doug Martin, RB, second Pro Bowl selection: This is Martin's first selection since his rookie season. After battling through injuries the past two years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-round pick in 2012 has shown everyone how dynamic he can be when he's healthy. Martin is second in the league in rushing with 1,305 yards, trailing Adrian Peterson by just nine yards. Martin has the most rushes of more than 20 yards this season (13), is tied for the most 50-yard-plus gains (three) and is second in most gains of 10 yards or more (32).

Gerald McCoy, DT, fourth Pro Bowl selection: This is the fourth consecutive year McCoy has been named to the Pro Bowl. He is one of nine players to be voted to four Pro Bowls in Tampa Bay history. He leads the team with 7.5 sacks, which is fourth among NFL defensive tackles. He also leads the Buccaneers in quarterback pressures with 15 and has seven tackles for losses. McCoy has accomplished this despite missing a game because of a hand injury and battling a shoulder issue since the first month of the season.


Lavonte David, LB: David leads Tampa Bay in tackles (126), pass breakups (12) and interceptions (three). The tackles are fourth most in the NFL. Although he is an alternate, David is snubbed because he is a 4-3 linebacker in an era where the 3-4 'backers are getting most of the attention. In his four-year career, he has never made the Pro Bowl, although he was named first-team All-Pro in 2013. Still, David is the only player in the NFL with at least 500 tackles, 10 sacks and five interceptions.