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Former Eastern Washington Eagle named to NFL Pro Bowl

Michael Roos, OT, Tennessee Titans (Photo: EWU Athletics) Michael Roos, OT, Tennessee Titans (Photo: EWU Athletics)

CHENEY, Wash. - For the first time in the history of Eastern Washington University football, a former Eagle was named to the Pro Bowl.  Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Michael Roos was selected for the game after giving up just one sack all season with the Titans.

Roos, a second-round pick out of EWU in 2005, started 62 consecutive games at tackle for the Titans.  He played a key role in Tennessee's franchise-record 332 rushing yards in Week 7 against Kansas City.  He's started every game in four seasons for the Titans, and is part of an offensive line that has given up an BFL-best 8 sacks in 2008. 

Among the many former Eagles who have played in the NFL, none have ever been invited to the Pro Bowl.  Kurt Schultz (Buffalo Bills) was an alternate in 2001.  And both he and Ed Simmons (Washington Redskins) earned all-division honors during their careers that spanned 10 and 11 years respectively.

More about Roos:

  • Signed a six-year, $43 million contract extension with Tennessee in May 2008.
  • Drafted in second round (41st pick overall) in 2005 NFL Draft.
  • Started all 16 games for Tennessee as a rookie.
  • Began with Tennessee at right tackle. Moved to left tackle in second year.
  • Roos was the highest draft choice in EWU history.

The Complete List of Pro Bowl Selections may be found at:
http://www.nfl.com

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