Five Pittsburgh Steelers Selected To The 2020 Pro Bowl

Five Pittsburgh Steelers Selected To The 2020 Pro Bowl

From The Pittsburgh Steelers

PITTSBURGH — “Defensive tackle Cameron Heyward. outside linebacker T.J. Watt. center Maurkice Pouncey. safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and guard David DeCastro were named to the 2020 Pro Bowl. it was announced today.

The Pittsburgh Stealers are sending several players to The 2020 Pro Bowl for the 19th straight season in a row and for the 28th time in the last 31 seasons. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had five or more selections in the last four Pro Bowls.

This is Cam Heyward’s 2nd selection in a row to the Pro Bowl and third trip to the Pro Bowl total Among defensive tackles in the AFC through Week 15, Heyward ranks first in tacIdes (72). second in sacks (8.0) and first in quarterback hits (19).

Cam Heyward’s 72 tackles are a career-Best. Heyward had 2.5 during the game against the Bengals in Week 4. That was his second-most sacks made in one single game.

T.J. Watt, earning his first Pro Bowl selection. leads the AFC in sacks with 13.0 through Week 15 of 2019 and was named Defensive Player of the Month in November. He has 31 quarterback hits (1st in AFC), six forced fumbles (1st in AFC). 14 tackles for a loss (2nd in AFC) and three fumble recoveries (-2nd in AFC). Waft has four multi-sack games in 2019. including three in a row (Miami-2.0: Indianapolis-1.5: LA. Rams-2.0) and recorded at least half a sack in nine straight games (Week 4 ­13). He was named to the 2010 Pro Bowl following the 2018 season in place of an injured player.

Fitzpatrick is a first-time Pro Bowl selection and he has five interceptions through Week 15. Fitzpatrick is tied for first in the NFL among safeties. Fitzpatrick has registered an NFL-best seven takeaways. In week 9 he returned an interception for a touchdown against the Colts and recorded a career-best two interceptions against the Dolphins in Week 8.

DeCastro and Pouncey are members of an offensive line that has allowed only 28 sacks on the season – 8th-fewest in the NFL League. DeCastro has had the opportunity to start all 14 games in the season.

Pouncey has started 12 games this season. DeCastro earned his fifth-straight Pro Bowl selection .

Pouncey has been named to the Pro Bowl for the eighth time in his NFL career (2010- 2014 and 2018-19 seasons).

The 2020 Pro Bowl takes place on Sunday. January 28. in Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Florida.