Chad Ochocinco caught 72 passes for 1,047 yards receiving in 2009. Comparatively speaking, these are Chad's lowest numbers since his 69-reception, 1,166-yard receiving season in 2002 -- we're not including 2008 where he missed three games due to injury. On the other hand, Chad's nine touchdowns receiving in 2009 is one touchdown away from matching a career high 10 touchdowns in 2003 and it's the most touchdowns he's recorded in a season since 2005.
Regardless, Chad wasn't named to this year's Pro Bowl team because other receivers had better seasons. Then Wes Welker's knee was shredded up during the Patriots final regular season game and he was placed on Injured Reserve, freeing up a spot on the Pro Bowl roster. And Chad was named as his replacement.
This will be Chad's sixth Pro Bowl appearance of his career. He was named to the AFC squad for five straight seasons (2003-2007) when his string was broken after a poor 2008 season (thanks to an overall dreadful offense). Now he's back on track.