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January 15, 2014

Panthers sending sixth player to Pro Bowl

The Panthers have another player going to Hawaii.

Long-snapper J.J. Jansen was added to the Pro Bowl rosters as a coach's pick Wednesday and becomes the sixth Panthers' player selected for the Jan. 26 all-star game.

The Panthers could tie their team record of seven from 1996 if San Francisco beats Seattle this weekend to make the Super Bowl.

Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross would replace Niners tackle Joe Staley if San Francisco is in the Super Bowl.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera and his staff will coach the Jerry Rice team in Hawaii, while the Colts' staff is with Deion Sanders' team.

The Colts' Matt Overton was picked as the other long snapper.

In five seasons, Jansen has been successful on 99.9 percent of his snaps. He's had just one bad snap in 702 chances -- an errant punt snap in the 2010 opener against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Jansen announced his selection Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.

"Blessed and honored to be joining my Panthers teammates and coaches in Hawaii for this year's Pro Bowl!" he tweeted.

Jansen will join quarterback Cam Newton, center Ryan Kalil, fullback Mike Tolbert, middle linebacker Luke Kuechly and defensive end Greg Hardy in Hawaii.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on January 15, 2014 at 02:44 PM | Permalink


Congrats to Jansen who has been so awesome at his job that it has gone unnoticed and unappreciated at times. Keep Pounding Panthers next year we're going all the way!

Posted by: Taurus | Jan 15, 2014 2:50:31 PM

davis should have been out there. not that it matters, but he definitely deserved it. dude balled.

Posted by: charlottean | Jan 15, 2014 3:14:50 PM

Could Davis get in if 49ers make Super Bowl that would open 3 LB spots

Posted by: Jon | Jan 16, 2014 12:38:15 AM

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