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Published: Dec. 27, 2011 at 04:12 p.m.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2012 at 06:48 p.m.

Most Pro Bowl Appearances

Naturally, a sign of a great career -- in most cases a Hall of Fame career -- is the number of Pro Bowls a player is selected to play in. Ray Lewis has been selected to 13 Pro Bowls, which places him among the all-time top 10 in selections to the NFL's all-star game. Find out the elite company Lewis is a part of in this collection of photos.

10 Photos Total

  • 14 - Merlin Olsen, DT (1962-1976) 10

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    14 - Merlin Olsen, DT (1962-1976)

    Olsen, who was a force among the Rams' famed "Fearsome Foursome," was selected to the Pro Bowl in all but the final season of his Hall of Fame career.

  • 14 - Bruce Matthews, OL (1983-2001) 9

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    14 - Bruce Matthews, OL (1983-2001)

    Matthews spent his entire career along the interior line of the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. After no appearances during his first five seasons, Matthews was voted to 14 straight Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

  • 13 - Reggie White, DE (1985-1998, 2000) 8

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    13 - Reggie White, DE (1985-1998, 2000)

    White could get to the quarterback like no one else, and for that the "Minister of Defense" was voted to the Pro Bowl 13 straight years from 1986 to 1998 with both the Eagles and Packers.

  • 13 - Jerry Rice,  WR (1985-2004) 7

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    13 - Jerry Rice, WR (1985-2004)

    Naturally, the man many consider to be the greatest of all time has been voted to his share of Pro Bowls. A 20-year career resulted in 13 selections for Rice. His final appearance came after the 2002 season, at age 40, in which he helped lead the Raiders to the Super Bowl.

  • 13 - Ray Lewis, ILB (1996-present) 6

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    13 - Ray Lewis, ILB (1996-present)

    As the heart and soul of one of the NFL's stingiest defenses, Lewis is now among the all-time leaders in Pro Bowl selections. At 36, the 2012 Pro Bowl will be the 13th of his career.

  • 12 - Jim Otto, C (1962-1973) 5

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    12 - Jim Otto, C (1962-1973)

    Otto played his entire Hall of Fame career at center for the Raiders and was voted to 12 straight Pro Bowls from 1961 to 1972.

  • 12 - Ken Houston, S (1973-1980) 4

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    12 - Ken Houston, S (1973-1980)

    Houston's illustrious, Hall of Fame 14-year career included 12 straight Pro Bowl selections from 1968 to 1979 with the Oilers and Redskins.

  • 12 - Randall McDaniel, OL (1988-2001) 3

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    12 - Randall McDaniel, OL (1988-2001)

    McDaniel was a staple along the Vikings' interior line, resulting in 11 straight Pro Bowl selections from 1989 to 1999. The Hall of Famer's 12th selection came in 2000 as a member of the Buccaneers.

  • 12 - Will Shields, OL (1993-2006) 2

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    12 - Will Shields, OL (1993-2006)

    Shields played 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Chiefs, and was voted to 12 straight Pro Bowls to close out his career.

  • 12 - Junior Seau, LB (1990-2009) 1

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    12 - Junior Seau, LB (1990-2009)

    Perhaps the most beloved Chargers player in the team's history, San Diego's favorite son was voted to 12 straight Pro Bowls from 1991 to 2002, his final year with the team. He never made another appearance in seven subsequent seasons with the Dolphins and Patriots.

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