The National Football League announced on Tuesday that six members of the Kansas City Chiefs have been selected to participate in the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. The below players have earned a spot on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster:
Eric Fisher (Tackle) – 1st Nomination
Dee Ford (Linebacker) – 1st Nomination
Tyreek Hill (Wide Receiver) – 3rd Nomination
Travis Kelce (Tight End) – 4th Nomination
Patrick Mahomes (Quarterback) – 1st Nomination
Anthony Sherman (Fullback) – 1st Nomination
Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Friday, December 14. The game kicks off at 2:00 PM CT on Jan. 27 and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.
For the third-consecutive year, Pro Bowl Week festivities will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL's best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events include: Pro Bowl Practices, Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL Flag Championships Powered by USA Football and Play Football Celebrity Flag Game.
More information about these and all of the events taking place during Pro Bowl Week is available at ProBowl.com.
Fisher (6-7, 315) has started all 14 games this season, allowing only 2.0 sacks in 516 pass attempts. He has played a key role on an offense leading the league in scoring (35.6 points per game) and has helped pave the way for the Chiefs 1,602 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Currently in his sixth NFL season, Fisher originally joined the Chiefs as the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Rochester, Michigan, native, played collegiately at Central Michigan.
Ford (6-2, 252) has started at linebacker in all 14 games this season, registering a career-high 45 tackles (36 solo) and 11.5 sacks (-64.0 yards). Ford recorded a season-high 3.0 sacks in Week 8 against Denver. This season, Ford has recorded nine tackles for loss to go with a career-high six forced fumbles. This is Ford's first selection into the NFL's All-Star game. A native of Odenville, Alabama, Ford was selected as the Chiefs first-round pick (23rd overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Auburn.
Hill (5-10, 185) has started in all 14 games this season, recording 78 receptions for 1,304 yards (16.7 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. This marks Hill's third-consecutive selection into the NFL's all-star game, and his first as a wide receiver. Hill has tallied 19 punt returns for 210 yards (11.1 avg.) with one touchdown this season. Offensively, he has recorded career-highs in yards and touchdowns in his third NFL season and ranks third among all NFL receivers in overall touchdowns since the start of the 2016 season. The Pearson, Georgia, native, played collegiately at West Alabama. He was selected by Kansas City in the fifth round (165th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Kelce (6-5, 260) has started at tight end in all 14 games this season, tallying 93 catches for 1,220 yards (13.1 avg.) with 10 touchdowns. This season Kelce has recorded five 100+ yard receiving games and set a career-high in receiving touchdowns (10). He passed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the third-consecutive season in Week 13, becoming just the second tight end in NFL history to have 1,000 yards receiving in three consecutive seasons. Kelce owns 400 receptions for 5,120 yards (12.8 avg.) with 32 touchdowns for his career. He has now caught a pass in 77 straight games, the third-longest streak in franchise history. This marks Kelce's fourth-consecutive selection into the NFL's all-star game. A native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Kelce was selected by Kansas City in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Mahomes (6-3, 230) has started all 14 games this season. He leads the NFL in yards (4,543) and touchdowns (45), and has the second-highest passer rating (114.8). He now holds the Chiefs franchise record for most touchdowns thrown in a season, most games with a 100.0+ passer rating in a season (11) and most games with 300+ yards in a season (10). With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Mahomes' 45 touchdowns are tied for the sixth most touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history. He is also the youngest player to throw six touchdowns in a game, which he has done twice in 2018 (at Pittsburgh, at Los Angeles Rams). He was the Offensive Player of the Month in September after being named Offensive Player of the Week two weeks in a row (Week 1 and Week 2). The second-year pro hails from Tyler, Texas, and was drafted 10th overall out of Texas Tech by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. In 15 career games, Mahomes has accumulated 4,827 yards, 45 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Sherman (5-10, 242) has played in all 14 games this season as a key contributor on offense and special teams. Offensively, Sherman has paved the way for a Chiefs rushing attack that is averaging 4.7 yards per carry and leads the league with 6.8 yards per play. Sherman has six catches for 77 yards and a receiving touchdown. On special teams, Sherman has three tackles, returned one kick for five yards and recovered a fumble. This is Sherman's first Pro Bowl nod in his eight NFL seasons. The North Attleborough, Massachusetts, native, played collegiately at Connecticut. He was acquired by Kansas City via trade with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 and originally entered the league as a fifth-round pick (136th overall) of the Cardinals in the 2011 NFL Draft.