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USC Trojans in the NFL: DT Jurrell Casey going to the Pro Bowl

After the Carolina Panthers made the Super Bowl a slot in the Pro Bowl opened for USC Trojan Jurrell Casey

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On Sunday night after the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL extended defensive lineman Jurrell Casey an invitation to the Pro Bowl. Casey was selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl. With the Panthers headed to the Super Bowl the spots on the Pro Bowl held by tight end Greg Olsen and defensive tackle Kawann Short became available. Despite turning down invitations in the past Casey plans to attend this year's game.

Casey had a great season for the Tennessee Titans this season, according to Music City Miracles:

"Casey had another really good year on the defensive line with 7 sacks, but sacks don't tell the whole story on what he brings to the defense. He constantly shows up in the opposing team's backfield."

At USC Casey won multiple awards and found consistent success with the Trojans on the defensive line.

According to Titans Online:

"As a junior (2010), started all 13 games for the second consecutive season and had 67 tackles, a team-best 11 tackles for loss, a team-leading 4.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. Named 2010 SI.com All-American honorable mention, All-Pac-10 first team, ESPN.com All-Pac-10 first team, Scout.com All-Pac-10 first team and Phil Steele All-Pac-10 first team. Also was named USC's team MVP and USC's Defensive Lineman of the Year."