Falcons right tackle Tyson Clabo was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team on Thursday.
Clabo, who was the first alternate along the offensive line, will replace Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters. The Falcons will have eight players in the game. Also, head coach Mike Smith and the staff will coach the team.
Clabo will join teammates defensive end John Abraham, tight end Tony Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, quarterback Matt Ryan, running Michael Turner, special teams specialist Eric Weems and wide receiver Roddy White in Hawaii on January 30, 2011.
The eight players is a league-high and franchise record.
In 2010, Clabo was part of an offensive line that averaged 341.1 yards of total offense per game and allowed just 23 sacks, which was the third fewest in the league.
Additionally, Ryan enjoyed his finest year as a pro throwing for 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns with Clabo playing at right tackle.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter