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Jaguars' Stroud is Hawaii bound

December 18, 2003

(Jacksonville-AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud earned a spot in the Pro Bowl, marking the second straight season that the Jaguars placed only one player on the all-star roster.

Stroud heads into the final two games with 90 tackles and 4½ sacks.

 He joins punter Chris Hanson as Jacksonville's only Pro Bowlers over the last two seasons.

The Jaguars are 10-20 over that span.

Stroud's ascension to the team was a sign of just how well the third-year veteran has played.

In for nearly 90 percent of the snaps, about one-third more than normal for a tackle, Stroud has been the key stopper on a line that has improved from 25th to second in the league in run defense.

The Jaguars have moved from 20th to sixth in overall defense.

posted at 7:50pm by roberth@walb.com