Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. It marks the first Pro Bowl selection for Miller, who joins Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, punter Shane Lechler and defensive tackle Richard Seymour on the AFC roster for the January 30, 2011 game in Honolulu.
"I'm excited and I can't wait to get to Hawaii. It feels great, finally people are starting to notice," Miller said. "I'm enjoying that and I'm excited about this opportunity. I just want to keep improving my game so I can go to the Pro Bowl every year."
The fourth-year player has led the Raiders in receiving in each of the last three seasons, totaling 60 receptions for 685 yards and a career-high five touchdowns during the 2010 campaign. His receptions total was the eighth-highest among NFL tight ends.
Miller moved into third place on the Raiders career receiving list for tight ends with 226 receptions over four seasons. His career totals also include 2,712 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
The 6-5, 255-pounder entered the league as Oakland's second round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft after a standout career at Arizona State, where he set the program record for tight ends with 144 career receptions.
In addition to the four Raiders on the AFC Pro Bowl roster, kicker Sebastian Janikowski, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and running back Darren McFadden are alternates for the game.
Miller was added in place of Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who will miss the game due to injury.
The Raiders now have had 176 Pro Bowl selections among 60 different players since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.