Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Dec. 27, 2013
The Raiders have announced that fullback Marcel Reece has been named to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl.
The nomination marks Reece's second-straight Pro Bowl after making it last year for the first time.
Reece, a former wide receiver at the University of Washington, has quickly become one of the NFL's most-versatile.
Reece has played in all 15 games with 14 starts so far in 2013, making 13 starts at fullback and one at running back (Dec. 8 at NYJ) when the Raiders lost Darren McFadden, Rashad Jennings and Jeremy Stewart to injury.
“First off, it’s an honor to be recognized amongst the elite players in the NFL,” Reece said. “I just want to say thank you to my family and my teammates for allowing me to be myself and play at a high level, and also say thank you, last but not least, to the Raider Nation for showing their continuous support throughout the season and my career.”
The 6-foot-1, 255-pound fullback has rushed for 218 yards on 46 attempts, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and has 31 catches for 320 yards. Starting at running back on Dec. 8 at the NY Jets, Reece rushed for a career-high 123 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown run, the longest rush of his career.
Reece originally joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and spent the majority of the first two years on the practice squad before joining the active roster in 2010. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011.