Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez, 35, was selected to his 12th Pro Bowl on Tuesday, the NFL announced.
He was the lone member of the team selected. However, wide receiver Roddy White and special teams player Eric Weems were the first alternates at their positions.
Last season, seven Falcons — Quarterback Matt Ryan, White, running back Michael Turner, Gonzalez, fullback Ovie Mughelli, defensive end John Abraham and Weems — were named to the NFC team. Right tackle Tyson Clabo and cornerback Brent Grimes went as alternates.
This season, no Falcons led at their position in the fan voting.
Gonzalez is turning in another fine season. He has 79 catches for 867 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Gonzalez, widely considered one of the best tight ends to ever play the position in the NFL, moved into second place on the NFL’s all-time receptions list with a two-yard catch in the second quarter of the Falcons’ win over the Detroit Lions on Oct. 23.
This season, Gonzalez has pushed his total to 1,148 career receptions.
Gonzalez holds a number of NFL records at the tight end position, including most career receiving yards, most career receptions, most receptions in a single season, most touchdown catches, most 100-yard receiving games and most 1,000-yard seasons.
He is the NFL’s second leading receiver overall and his 1,148 career catches are an NFL record for tight ends.
Quarterback * Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
Drew Brees, New Orleans
Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants
Running back * LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia
Matt Forte, Chicago
Frank Gore, San Francisco
Fullback * John Kuhn, Green Bay
Wide receiver * Calvin Johnson, Detroit
* Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
Steve Smith, Carolina
Greg Jennings, Green Bay
Tight end * Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta
Tackle * Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Joe Staley, San Francisco
Jermon Bushrod, New Orleans
Guard * Jahri Evans, New Orleans
* Carl Nicks, New Orleans
Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay
Center * Ryan Kalil, Carolina
Scott Wells, Green Bay
Defensive end * Jared Allen, Minnesota
* Jason Babin, Philadelphia
Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants
Interior linemen * Justin Smith, San Francisco
* Jay Ratliff, Dallas
B.J. Raji, Green Bay
Outside linebacker * DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
* Clay Matthews, Green Bay
Lance Briggs, Chicago
Inside/midde linebacker * Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Brian Urlacher, Chicago
Cornerback * Charles Woodson, Green Bay
* Carlos Rogers, San Francisco
Charles Tillman, Chicago
Free safety * Earl Thomas, Seattle
Dashon Goldson, San Francisco
Strong safety * Adrian Wilson, Arizona
Punter Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker David Akers, San Francisco
Kick returner Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Special teamer Corey Graham, Chicago
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog