The Buffalo Bills announced that nose tackle Kyle Williams has been added to the AFC’s 2011 Pro Bowl roster.
Williams was a first alternate behind Vince Wilfork (New England), Haloti Ngata (Baltimore), and Richard Seymour (Oakland).
Wilfork and Ngata are playing in the post-season, so Seymour has presumably bowed out of the All-Star game.
A fifth-round pick (134th overall) out of LSU in 2006, Williams (6-1, 306) established career highs with 77 tackles and 5.5 quarterback sacks in 2010. Despite the Bills ranking 32nd against the run this season, opposing offensive linemen had high praise for Williams.
“He’s their best player,” New England Patriots three-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins said of Williams late last month. “He gets no credit around the league, but if you watch him he destroyed a couple lines this year and he’s had a hell of a year. We knew we had to take care of him.”