The NFL today announced that Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been named to the 2016 Pro Bowl. Hilton will replace Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald who will miss the game due to injury. The game will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 2015, Hilton played in all 16 games (15 starts) for the second time in his career and totaled 69 receptions for 1,124 yards and five touchdowns. He finished as the Colts leader in receptions and receiving yards for the third consecutive year. Hilton also registered his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season and joined Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne as the only players in franchise history to post three or more career 1,000-yard receiving seasons. He owned 14 receptions of 25+ yards, which tied for sixth in the NFL. Among players with at least 60 receptions in 2015, Hilton ranked fifth in the league with an average of 16.3 yards per reception. In Week 7 vs. New Orleans, he tallied four receptions for 150 yards (37.5 avg.) and two touchdowns. Hilton’s performance marked his 17th career 100-yard receiving game and his fifth multiple-touchdown game. His 150 receiving yards tied for his fourth-best single-game total of his career. Hilton recorded his sixth-career multiple touchdown performance in Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay when he caught six passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. In Week 14 at Jacksonville, Hilton registered his second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 18th of his career when he collected 132 receiving yards on four receptions.
Hilton will join teammates Mike Adams and Vontae Davis in Hawaii as the trio will be making their second consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. The Colts have had at least two players represented in the game dating back to 1999 and at least three players each of the last four seasons.
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