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|First Time Pro Bowlers Soaking It All In
|KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Arian Foster usually gets where he's going in a hurry _ at least on the football field.
This week, the first-time Pro Bowl selection is in no hurry.
The Houston All-Pro running back was one of the last players to leave the practice field Thursday as he posed for photos, signed autographs and chatted at length with reporters.
Foster is one of 35 first-timers selected for Sunday's NFL all-star game, including 23 from the AFC.
And it's usually not difficult to spot a first-timer. Besides being the last off the field, they're also the ones that look like they've had too much sun but are still grinning ear to ear.
The 24 year old Foster went from undrafted member of the Texans' practice squad to the league's leading rusher this season.
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