Three Kansas City Chiefs named to Pro Bowl

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) scores a 64-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

A trio of Kansas City Chiefs will represent the team at the Pro Bowl. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and rookie Kareem Hunt were named to the team on Tuesday night.

 

Hill was selected as a returner and it will be his second straight trip to the Pro Bowl. Hill has played in all 14 games (12 starts) this season, tallying 24 punt returns for 203 yards (8.5 avg.) with one touchdown. As a wideout, Hill has recorded 69 receptions for 1,074 yards with seven touchdowns.

Kelce has started at tight end in all 14 games this season, tallying 79 catches for 991 yards with seven touchdowns. It will be Kelce’s third straight appearance in the Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 28 in Orlando, Fla.

Hunt also has started all 14 games, tallying 1,641 yards from scrimmage (1,201 rushing yards and 440 receiving yards) with nine touchdowns. Last week, Hunt sent the club record for rushing yards for a rookie. He was a third-round pick (86th overall) in this year’s draft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the NFL in one category this season: most Pro Bowl players.

Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell and Ben Roethlisberger are among eight Steelers selected for the all-star game. They will be joined by tackle Alejandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro, center Maurkice Pouncey, kicker Chris Boswell, and linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is injured. Brown, injured but expected back for the playoffs, was voted a starter, as were Bell and the three offensive linemen.

The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints each placed six players in the game.

Three other rookies made thre Pro Bowl. Running back Alvin Kamara of the Saints, cornerback Marshon Lattimore of the Saints, and safety Budda Baker of the Cardinals as a special teamer will join Hunt.

Two long snappers will be selected by each coach; the losing AFC and NFC team with the best record will have its coaching staff work the Pro Bowl.

Twenty-four of the 86 Pro Bowl selections are newcomers. That includes two of the three Rams specialists chosen: kicker Greg Zuerlein and return specialist Pharoh Cooper. Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a repeat Pro Bowler.

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