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Jets send Revis, Mangold, Faneca to Pro Bowl

Darrelle Revis of the Jets intercepts the ball

Darrelle Revis of the Jets intercepts the ball against Todd Watkins of the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 25, 2009 in Oakland, California. Credit: Getty Images File

He's been turning in weekly performances that appear otherworldly, essentially gluing himself to some of the NFL's top wide receivers and frustrating them unlike any other with his cover skills.

Yet Darrelle Revis wasn't about to book any reservations to South Florida until he got the official word Tuesday that he had indeed made his second straight Pro Bowl.

"You just never know," Revis said last night once the teams were announced. "You have to be humble about these situations. People tweet and fans [say], 'You're going to make it, you're going to make it.' It's been a crazy season, but I think you have to be humble about it until your name shows up on the roster. I know the type of season I've had."

But Revis wasn't the only Jet rewarded for a stellar season. Two key pieces of the Jets' league-leading rushing attack - center Nick Mangold and left guard Alan Faneca - were also named starters, with Faneca earning a trip as a starter for the ninth straight season.

Running back Thomas Jones, linebacker Bart Scott and left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson were selected as first alternates, and linebacker David Harris and defensive end Shaun Ellis are second alternates.

Revis, a reserve last season, will be making his first Pro Bowl start. He has stockpiled a league-leading 34 passes defensed and is tops on the Jets' No. 1-ranked pass defense with six interceptions, also making 71 tackles.

"Making it is great," Revis said. "It was one of my personal goals, trying to get back to be one of those caliber players, a Pro Bowl player. I worked hard this offseason and it's carrying over on the field."

Mangold, a Pro Bowl reserve last season, has started 63 consecutive games since he was drafted in 2006 and anchors the middle of the Jets' solid offensive line that has paved the way for a ground game averaging a league-best 166 yards per game.

"I'm just amazed that the fans, coaches and players put me in there over some amazing centers in the AFC," he said. "It's quite the humbling experience and to see the people on the roster that I'm there with is a crazy thing."

As for Faneca, the 12-year veteran is the definition of a Pro Bowler. Even though this marks his ninth consecutive season earning the distinction of a starter, the run-blocking specialist can't get enough of it.

"It's a great honor and it never gets old," he said. "It's something special to be asked to go to, especially when you get there and look at the room and look at the guys that are around you."

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