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Four Broncos selected for 2016 Pro Bowl


Four Broncos have been selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl. (All photos by AP Images)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.** — In a testament to how dominant the Broncos defense has been in 2015, four Denver defenders have received 2016 Pro Bowl nods

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (second selection), outside linebacker Von Miller (fourth), cornerback Aqib Talib (third) and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (ninth) all earned invitations to play in the league's annual all-star game.

The selection is the ninth of Ware's 11-year career, tying for the most by an active defensive player. Miller's selection is the fourth of his career.

Four other Broncos are listed as Pro Bowl alternates: strong safety T.J. Ward, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, inside linebacker Brandon Marshall and guard Louis Vasquez.

The Pro Bowl will be played at 6 p.m. MST Jan. 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A closer look at the Broncos' Pro Bowl selectees:


Chris Harris Jr.**

Career Pro Bowl selections: 2

2015 Stats: Harris Jr. has started all 14 games for the Broncos this year and has totaled 52 tackles (43 solo), two interceptions (94 yds.), four passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

Notable: Harris Jr. is a Pro Bowl selection for the second consecutive season after receiving his first such honor least year.

Signed by the Broncos as a college free agent in 2011, he is one of just five undrafted cornerbacks in pro football history to make multiple Pro Bowls with his original team.


Von Miller**

Career Pro Bowl selections: 4

2015 Stats: In 15 starts this season, Miller leads the Broncos with 10 sacks (70 yds.) to go along with 31 tackles (26 solo), one pass defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Notable: Miller is the fourth Broncos linebacker to be selected to at least four Pro Bowls.

He joins Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little and Ring of Fame safety Steve Atwater as the only players in team history to make at least four Pro Bowls in their first five years with the team.


Aqib Talib**

Career Pro Bowl selections: 3

2015 Stats: In 14 starts for the Broncos this year, he has totaled a team-best three interceptions (123 yds., 2 TDs) and 13 passes defensed in addition to 38 tackles (33 solo).

Notable: Talib, who was signed by the Broncos in 2014, is a Pro Bowler for the second consecutive season with Denver and the third straight year overall (New England, 2013). During his three-season stretch as a Pro Bowler (2013-15),

Talib is tied for fourth among his position group with 11 interceptions, including four interceptions returned for touchdowns.


DeMarcus Ware**

Career Pro Bowl selections: 9

2015 Stats: Ware, who is in his second season with the Broncos, is making his ninth Pro Bowl appearance to tie for the most selections among active NFL defensive players.

Notable:The 11th-year player ranks second on the Broncos with 6.5 sacks (52.5 yds.) to go along with 20 tackles (14 solo), and one forced fumble in nine games (8 starts).