Thursday, January 24, 2008

Eagles' Cole added to Pro Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent Cole has been named to the 2008 NFC Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Seattle DE Patrick Kearney, who withdrew with a balky shoulder.

When Cole appears in the Pro Bowl, he will join Reggie White as the two-youngest Eagles defensive ends to have played in the game. Cole will be 25 years and 128 days old, while White was just 25 years and 43 days old when he appeared in the 1987 game, earning MVP honors. Cole (6-3, 270) finished 2007 with 12 1/2 sacks ranking him 6th in the NFL and tied for 4th in the NFC. His total was the most by an Eagle since Hugh Douglas recorded 12.5 in 2002.

Cole earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors last season for his week-eight performance in Minnesota, where he registered two sacks and a career-high 13 tackles. Earlier in the season, he posted a career-high 3.5 sacks against the Detroit Lions.

A 5th-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2005, Cole logged 103 tackles in 2007 and earned the Eagles Defensive Most Valuable Player award as voted on by his teammates. In his career, he has accounted for 25.5 sacks, 242 tackles and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

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