Despite a 4-11 record and a nine-game losing streak, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a representative in the 2012 Pro Bowl. Right guard Davin Joseph was named to the Pro Bowl team for the second time in his career. Joseph, the team's first-round pick (23rd overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft, has started all 15 games this season at right guard after signing a seven-year, $53-million contract extension during training camp.
Joseph is the second member of the Buccaneers offensive line to be named to the Pro Bowl, following left tackle Donald Penn's trip to Hawaii as an alternate last year. Tampa Bay's offensive line, led by Joseph, has allowed the ninth-fewest sacks in the NFL, as well as the ninth-fewest sacks per pass play. The unit also helped the Tampa Bay average 4.3 yards per rushing attempt, which ranks 13th in the NFL.
Joseph becomes the fifth Buccaneers offensive player and second offensive lineman to earn multiple Pro Bowl selections while with the team, joining fullback Mike Alstott (6), tight end Jimmie Giles (4), center Tony Mayberry (3) and running back Warrick Dunn (2).