Providence, Rhode Island - New York Giants and former Brown linebacker Zak DeOssie will be making his second trip to the Pro Bowl in three years after Atlanta coach Mike Smith on Thursday named him to the NFC squad for the Jan. 30 game in Hawaii. DeOssie, who won an Ivy League Championship with Brown in 2005 and a Super Bowl Championship with the New York Giants in 2007, was also named to the Pro Bowl squad in 2008.
DeOssie will handle the long snaping duties for the NFC squad and will work with Dallas punter Mat McBriar and Philadelphia kicker David Akers in Hawaii a week from Sunday.
"I think I had my best year snapping," DeOssie told Big Blue Review. "It all comes down to consistency, and again having Sage and Lawrence there helping me. Matt and I will keep working. I felt more confident this year than I have in the past."
"It feels great. I'm just fortunate that these coaches thought of me again. No long snapper is used to getting any sort of recognition. I'm not complaining about that, but at the same time, it's a little different and not a bad thing."
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