DENVER - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and four other Broncos were selected for the 2013 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday.
In addition to Manning, cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker Von Miller were voted starters for the all-star game. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil and tackle Ryan Clady were also selected.
In a surprise, Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was not selected and is listed as a first-alternate for the game. Guards Chris Kuper and Zane Beadles, wide receiver Eric Decker and special teamers David Bruton and Britton Colquitt are also Pro Bowl alternates.
Manning's 12 Pro Bowl selections are the most for a quarterback in NFL history. He is also the first quarterback to make a Pro Bowl one year removed from missing a full season due to injury or illness.
"It’s a tremendous honor and I am very humbled to receive this recognition," Manning said. "Being voted to the Pro Bowl by your opponents, their coaches and of course the fans means a great deal to me, especially when you consider how many other quarterbacks in the AFC are having outstanding seasons. This recognition shows that our offensive line did a great job with protection. It shows that our wide receivers and tight ends made a lot of plays."
Camp Bailey now holds the record for most Pro Bowls by a defensive back in NFL history. He was a four-time Pro Bowler with Washington before making the all-star game eight times as a Bronco.
The 2013 Pro Bowl will be held at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Jan. 27.