The official list is in of the NFL all-stars chosen for the 2016 Pro Bowl was released this Tuesday evening and it included three Steelers, all on the offensive side of the ball.
Antonio Brown - As expected, Brown made his fourth Pro Bowl as he leads the NFL with 1,586 yards despite his starting quarterback missing several games this season.
Ben Roethlisberger - Roethlisberger has not played a full season, but he has still put together a spectacular year. Even with missing five games, Ben is only a few yards shy of both Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton's numbers on the season. He's leading an offense that has scored 30 points or more for the past six consecutive weeks and he absolutely deserved to be on the roster.
David DeCastro - DeCastro gets his first Pro Bowl bid during a strong season when he has had to become the veteran anchor for a Steelers' offensive line that has been devoid of its captain in Maurkice Pouncey. DeCastro has not only embodied the tough intimidating reputation which the Steelers normally carry, but he also has provided elite play at the guard position opening up holes for Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams and protecting Roethlisberger.
Names Steelers fans might be disappointed not to see on this list include the likes of Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Marcus Gilbert and others. Hopefully, none of them will play in the Pro Bowl, as they will be in practice for the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl 50.
Congratulations to Brown, Roethlisberger and DeCastro!