Harvey, Roby going to Pro Bowl


Washington Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey now can end his personal Hawaii boycott.

He never has gone to Hawaii on a vacation because it's the site for the Pro Bowl each year.

Harvey wanted to make his first trip to Honolulu as a Pro Bowler, and he finally accomplished the feat yesterday when he was voted to the NFC squad for the Feb. 5 game.

Harvey was one of the two Washington players -- punter Reggie Roby was the other -- to make the team even though the Redskins are 2-12. No Redskins were named last season when they went 4-12.

"It's one of the goals I set for myself," said Harvey, who signed a four-year, $11 million deal with the Redskins when he left the Arizona Cardinals. He turned out to be Washington's best free-agent signing.

Harvey's credentials are impeccable -- he leads the NFC in sacks with 12 -- but players on losing teams often have a tough time getting selected.

The Redskins thought kick returner Brian Mitchell, who's on the way to a record year, and wide receiver Henry Ellard, who has 1,156 receiving yards, might have a shot.

"I'm happy I'm going, but those two guys definitely should have gone," Harvey said.

Mitchell lost out to Detroit's Mel Gray. Gray and Mitchell are 2-3 in kick returns behind Kevin Williams of Dallas, and Mitchell and Gray are 2-3 in punt returns behind the New York Giants' David Meggett.

There was spirited competition for the NFC's wide receiver spots. Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers was chosen for the ninth year and Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings, who has 111 receptions, leaving him one short of Sterling Sharpe's single-season mark, was named the other starter.

Sharpe, who has 17 more catches than Ellard, but trails him by 260 receiving yards, won the backup role. The Atlanta Falcons' Terance Mathis is second to Carter in receptions and second to Rice in yardage, but didn't make it.

The Dallas Cowboys, who had 11 players on the team, and the 49ers, who had nine, accounted for almost half of the 42 players named to the NFC squad.

Dallas could have had a 12th player make it if Erik Williams, considered the best right tackle in the league, hadn't been injured in an auto accident earlier in the season.

As a result, the Cowboys' other tackle, Mark Tuinei, made it for the first time in his 12-year career.

Since it's unlikely that Tuinei improved in his 12th season, his selection was an example that the winning teams usually have an edge.

"I was surprised," Tuinei said. "When I heard it, I thought they were kidding."

The Cowboys were led by quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith, wide receiver Michael Irvin and defensive lineman Charles Haley.

They were joined by center Mark Stepnoski, guard Nate Newton, tight end Jay Novacek, fullback Daryl Johnston and three Cowboys who made it for the first time -- Tuinei, defensive tackle Leon Lett and safety Darren Woodson.

The other eight 49ers joining Rice were quarterback Steve Young, tight end Brent Jones, cornerback Deion Sanders, safety Merton Hanks, offensive linemen Jesse Sapolu and Bart Oates, defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield and safety Tim McDonald.

The Pittsburgh Steelers topped the AFC team with six Pro Bowlers, including four defensive players -- Rod Woodson, Kevin Greene, Carnell Lake and Greg Lloyd.

Four teams -- the Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and New York Giants -- didn't have any players named, even though the Bears and Giants are still in the playoff race.


Asterisk (*) denotes starter



Wide receivers: Jerry Rice*, San Francisco; Cris Carter*, Minnesota; Sterling Sharpe, Green Bay; Michael Irvin, Dallas.

Tackles: William Roaf*, New Orleans; Lomas Brown*, Detroit; Mark Tuinei, Dallas.

Guards: Nate Newton*, Dallas; Randall McDaniel*, Minnesota; Jesse Sapolu, San Francisco.

Centers: Mark Stepnoski*, Dallas; Bart Oates, San Francisco.

Tight ends: Brent Jones*, San Francisco; Jay Novacek, Dallas.

Quarterbacks: Steve Young*, San Francisco; Troy Aikman, Dallas, Warren Moon, Minnesota.

Running backs: Emmitt Smith*, Dallas; Barry Sanders*, Detroit; Jerome Bettis, L.A. Rams.

Fullback: Daryl Johnston, Dallas.


Ends: Reggie White*, Green Bay; Charles Haley*, Dallas; William Fuller, Philadelphia.

Interior linemen: John Randle*, Minnesota; Leon Lett*, Dallas; Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco.

Outside linebackers: Ken Harvey*, Washington; Bryce Paup*, Green Bay; Seth Joyner, Arizona.

Inside linebackers: Chris Spielman*, Detroit; Jessie Tuggle, Atlanta.

Cornerbacks: Deion Sanders*, San Francisco; Aeneas Williams*, Arizona; Eric Allen, Philadelphia.

Safeties: Darren Woodson*, Dallas; Merton Hanks*, San Francisco; Tim McDonald, San Francisco.


Punter: Reggie Roby, Washington.

Kicker: Fuad Reveiz, Minnesota.

Kick return specialist: Mel Gray, Detroit.

Special teamer: Elbert Shelley, Atlanta.



Wide receivers: Tim Brown*, L.A. Raiders; Andre Reed*, Buffalo; Irving Fryar, Miami; Rob Moore, N.Y. Jets.

Tackles: Richmond Webb*, Miami; Bruce Armstrong*, New England; Gary Zimmerman, Denver.

Guards: Keith Sims*, Miami; Steve Wisniewski*, L.A. Raiders; Duval Love, Pittsburgh.

Centers: Dermontti Dawson*, Pittsburgh; Bruce Matthews, Houston.

Tight ends: Ben Coates*, New England; Shannon Sharpe, Denver.

Quarterbacks: Dan Marino*, Miami; John Elway, Denver; Drew Bledsoe, New England.

Running backs: Marshall Faulk*, Indianapolis; Natrone Means*, San Diego; Chris Warren, Seattle.

Fullback: Leroy Hoard, Cleveland.


Ends: Bruce Smith*, Buffalo; Leslie O'Neal*, San Diego; Neil Smith, Kansas City.

Interior linemen: Michael Dean Perry*, Cleveland; Cortez Kennedy*, Seattle; Chester McGlockton, L.A. Raiders.

Outside linebackers: Derrick Thomas*, Kansas City; Greg Lloyd*, Pittsburgh; Kevin Greene, Pittsburgh.

Inside linebackers: Junior Seau*, San Diego; Bryan Cox, Miami.

Cornerbacks: Rod Woodson*, Pittsburgh; Terry McDaniel*, L.A. Raiders; Dale Carter, Kansas City.

Safeties: Carnell Lake*, Pittsburgh; Eric Turner*, Cleveland; Steve Atwater, Denver.


Punter: Rick Tuten, Seattle.

Kicker: John Carney, San Diego.

Kick return specialist: Eric Metcalf, Cleveland.

Special teamer: Steve Tasker, Buffalo.

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