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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chris Harris, Aqib Talib among NFL-best 9 Broncos named to Pro Bowl

Denver cornerbacks Aqib Talib, left, and Chris Harris at Wednesday's introduction of Talib to the Denver media.

Denver cornerbacks Aqib Talib, left, and Chris Harris at Wednesday's introduction of Talib to the Denver media.

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Former Kansas University players Chris Harris and Aqib Talib, starting cornerbacks in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, both were selected to the NFL Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Tuesday.

Harris, who, according to Pro Football Focus, leads all NFL corners a 26.0 overall grade, was selected for the first time. Talib, who leads Denver with four interceptions and two pick-sixes this season he now has six for his career — was selected for the second time.

Harris and Talib are two of the three former Jayhawks starting on Denver’s defense and were two of the league-best nine Broncos named to the Pro Bowl roster.

Fellow member of the Orange Bowl secondary, Darrell Stuckey, of San Diego, also received a Pro Bowl mention, as the Chargers' special teams captain was named as a first alternate for the AFC.

This season’s Pro Bowl will be played Jan. 25 at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ari. — the same place where Super Bowl XLIX will be played a week later.