Mariani Sets Return Records in Pro Bowl

By Beacon Staff

Havre native and former Montana Grizzly Marc Mariani might have been on the losing team in the Pro Bowl, but he set two records in the NFL all-star game in Honolulu.

Mariani returned nine kickoffs for 326 yards Sunday, breaking records set in 2004. Tennessee’s Derrick Mason had eight kickoff returns that year and Chicago’s Jerry Azumah had 228 return yards.

Mariani’s first return was his longest, a 52-yarder. The Tennessee Titans return man also saw some time on offense for the AFC. He had two carries for 11 yards.

Mariani set two franchise return records for the Titans this season, with 1,436 yards in kickoff returns and a combined 1,859 yards in kickoff and punt returns.

The NFC beat the AFC 55-41.

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