Three former Cougars on NFL Pro Bowl Ballot

Dec 07, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox on December 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

In case you hadn't heard yet, BYU has three former Cougars on the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl Ballot, tight end Dennis Pitta, center Dallas Reynolds and defensive end Brett Keisel.

Fans can vote for their favorite players at NFL.com. There is no limit to the number of times you vote. Voting closes on Dec. 17. The teams will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network's "Total Access." The annual contest of the AFC and NFC's best will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai'i and will be televised live on NBC.

Pitta, in his third year with the Baltimore Ravens, has 45 receptions for 442 yards and four touchdowns. Pitta has become one of the premier tight ends in the league and is one of quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite red zone targets with the second-most receiving touchdowns on the AFC North Division leaders.

Reynolds has started 10 of 12 games for the Philadelphia Eagles in his first season as a starter. The Eagles' offensive line has provided push for a ground game averaging 133.6 yards per game, good for No. 9 in the league.

Keisel, an 11-year veteran with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has totaled 38 combined tackles in 2012 and 3.0 sacks. The Steelers are currently in second place of the AFC North and have the NFL's top-rated defense, allowing just 259.8 yards per game.