Jadeveon Clowney Named To First Pro Bowl

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was named to his first Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

Clowney was named as one of three defensive ends along with starters Kahlil Mack and Cameron Wake.  This is Clowney’s first pro bowl selection and the only current selection from the Texans to make the initial roster.

“I’m excited to be selected to my first Pro Bowl,” said Clowney. “I want to thank Coach O’Brien, Coach Crennel, Coach Vrabel and Coach Weaver for believing in me and pushing me to get to his point. It’s an honor to be recognized with the best players from around the NFL. I’m going to continue to work to help my team win games.”

The third year player Clowney has set single-season career highs in tackles (49), sacks (5.0), tackles for loss (15) and quarterback hits (16), while starting 13 games this year. Clowney leads the team and ranks tied for fourth in the NFL in tackles for loss and is one of only four players in the league with multiple games with three-or-more tackles for loss.

Clowney is leading a defense that ranks first in the NFL in total net yards (306.5) and first downs (17.2) allowed per game, second in net passing yards allowed per game (203.5) and sixth in opponent third down percentage (36.3).

The Texans had four alternates named to the Pro Bowl: T Duane Brown, WR DeAndre Hopkins, RB Lamar Miller and OLB Whitney Mercilus

Here are all of the members of the AFC Pro Bowl (Bold = Starters)

AFC

OFFENSE (21) 

  QUARTERBACKS (3)   TIGHT ENDS (2)
  Tom Brady, New England   Travis Kelce, Kansas City
  Derek Carr, Oakland Delanie Walker, Tennessee
  Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh  
    TACKLES (3)
  WIDE RECEIVERS (4) * Taylor Lewan, Tennessee
  Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh   Donald Penn, Oakland
  Amari Cooper, Oakland   Joe Thomas, Cleveland
  A.J. Green, Cincinnati  
  T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis   GUARDS (3)
    David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
  RUNNING BACKS (3) * Kelechi Osemele, Oakland
  Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh   Marshal Yanda, Baltimore
  LeSean McCoy, Buffalo  
  DeMarco Murray, Tennessee   CENTERS (2)
  * Rodney Hudson, Oakland
  FULLBACK (1)   Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
* Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore  

 

DEFENSE (18)

  DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)   INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
* Jadeveon Clowney, Houston * Dont’a Hightower, New England
  Khalil Mack, Oakland   C.J. Mosley, Baltimore
  Cameron Wake, Miami  
    CORNERBACKS (4)
  INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)   Chris Harris, Jr., Denver
  Geno Atkins, Cincinnati * Casey Hayward, San Diego
  Jurrell Casey, Tennessee   Marcus Peters, Kansas City
  Ndamukong Suh, Miami   Aqib Talib, Denver
   
  OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)   FREE SAFETIES (2)
  Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo   Devin McCourty, New England
  Von Miller, Denver   Reggie Nelson, Oakland
  Brian Orakpo, Tennessee  
    STRONG SAFETY (1)
    Eric Berry, Kansas City

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

  PUNTER (1)   RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
  Pat McAfee, Indianapolis * Tyreek Hill, Kansas City
   
  PLACEKICKERS (1)   SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
  Justin Tucker, Baltimore   Matthew Slater, New England
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