Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher announced Thursday on Twitter that he will be heading to Hawaii to play in the Pro Bowl. Hatcher replaced Baltimore Ravens tackle Haloti Ngata, who has battled several injuries this season.
Hatcher piled up 34 tackles, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles -- all career highs -- in 2013 and is set to hit the free agent market this summer.
This year's Pro Bowl is the first in a new format. The game is conference-less and Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will draft their teams. Hatcher will join teammates Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith at the game.
Thank you to all my fans for voting for me. It's a Honor and a privilege to announce I'll be attending the 2014 pro bowl. #CowboysNation
— Jason Hatcher (@hatcher97) January 16, 2014
I'm so emotional right now. This been the best 24 hours of my life a baby boy and a pro bowl. God is good!!!! — Jason Hatcher (@hatcher97) January 16, 2014