AFC rosters littered with players featuring the horseshoe on their helmet are a thing of past years for the Colts-just like victories.

Just two of them in 15 tries during the 2011 season was reflected on the conference's roster for the annual Pro Bowl, with just defensive end Dwight Freeney getting nominated.

“It is always an honor to be selected to the Pro Bowl by the fans and your peers,” said Freeney in a statement released by the team. “No matter how many times you get picked, it is always special and something that I will always cherish.

"This is something that is not just a personal goal, but an achievement for this team. You do not get there by yourself and it is a credit to my teammates and coaches. I want to thank all of the fans and fellow players who selected me and all of my coaches and teammates who have made this possible.”

He'll travel with other All-Stars to Honolulu, Hawaii for the game at Aloha Stadium on January 29th.

“Dwight has been a prolific performer since his arrival here with the Colts,” said Head Coach Jim Caldwell in a statement released by the team. “He has the tenacity, competitiveness, physical aspects and intellect required to be voted by his peers as a member of this prestigious fraternity.

"Dwight’s selection to the Pro Bowl is well deserved.”

Freeney's not a stranger to this game, having been selected seven times in his career, including the last four All-Star contests.

In 15 games, Freeney has picked up 18 tackles along with seven-and-a-half sacks to go along with two forced fumbles.

Since the Pro Bowl falls one week before the Super Bowl, it is possible that more Colts could be added to the roster once the conference championship games are complete.