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HPA Alum Unger Named 2015 Pro Bowl Reserve

December 23, 2014, 6:56 PM HST
* Updated December 23, 7:00 PM
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Despite missing nine of his team’s 15 games this season, Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger will have a chance to make the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl in Arizona.

Unger was named as one of the alternates to this season’s game, which will be played on Jan. 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium. He will make the squad if another center is unable to play in the game, either by injury or because of participation in the Super Bowl.

Unger, a graduate of Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, has missed the last five games of the season because of a high ankle sprain sustained during a Week 11 game against Kansas City. It is unknown if he will be able to play in Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

Multiple injuries have set Unger back this season. A foot injury caused him to miss four games toward the middle of the season. Along with injuring his ankle against the Chiefs, Unger also tweaked his knee, complicating his chances for a quick return to action.

Unger has been selected to the Pro Bowl the past two seasons. He started in last season’s game, which was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

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