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Ochocinco named to Pro Bowl

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco has been named has been named to the AFC team for the Pro Bowl.

The game will be Jan. 31 at Land Shark Stadium in South Florida.

It is the sixth Pro Bowl selection for Ochocinco in his nine past NFL seasons, tying him with CB Lemar Parrish for the second-most nods in Bengals history. OT Anthony Munoz is first with 11.

"This is extremely great news," Ochocinco said Friday. "I appreciate the recognition of the body of work I put in this season. But please let me share with my teammates. Cedric Benson -- none of it would have happened without him. And Carson (Palmer) and my offensive line and everybody. I love you all."

Ochocinco replaces injured Wes Welker of New England, who was selected to the team in original voting in December. Ochocinco was a second alternate in the original voting. The first alternate, Randy Moss of New England, also will not participate due to an injury.

Ochocinco led the Bengals by wide margins in receptions (72), receiving yards (1047) and touchdowns (nine). He raised his career receiving TD total to 62, one short of the franchise record. He entered 2009 already leading the franchise by wide margins in career catches and receiving yards, and in '09 he extended those totals to 684 catches and 9952 yards.

Ochocinco's previous five Pro Bowl appearances were following the 2003 through '07 seasons.

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