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Ngakoue and Smith added to Pro Bowl roster
January 22, 2018 08:02 PM | Jaguars Public Relations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -Second-year DEYannick Ngakoueand fourth-year OLBTelvin Smithhave been added to the AFC's Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced today. Ngakoue is replacing teammate DECalais Campbelland Smith is replacing Texans OLBJadeveon Clowney.

Six players from the Jacksonville Jaguars have been selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl, but five will be in attendance this week in Orlando after Campbell opted out.

NAME

POSITION

EXP.

COLLEGE

A.J. Bouye

CB

5

Central Florida

*Calais Campbell*

DE

10

Miami (Fla.)

Malik Jackson

DT

6

Tennessee

Yannick Ngakoue

DE

2

Maryland

Jalen Ramsey

CB

2

Florida State

Telvin Smith

OLB

4

Florida State

* Opted out of the Pro Bowl *

The Jaguars' four Pro Bowl selections are their most in a season since 1999 (seven players selected) and their four defensive players selected to the Pro Bowl are the most in a season in franchise history. Over the last two seasons, the Jaguars have added four Pro Bowl players to their roster, three via free agency (DTMalik Jacksonin 2016, DECalais Campbelland CBA.J. Bouyein 2017) and one via the draft (CBJalen Ramseyin the first round of 2016). Bouye and Ramsey are the first Jaguars duo to make the Pro Bowl at the same position in the same year since DTJohn Hendersonand DTMarcus Stroudwere selected in 2004. Bouye, Campbell and Ramsey have all been named starters for the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Fourth-year OLBTelvin Smithhas been selected to his first Pro Bowl. Smith, who led the Jaguars with 102 tackles in the regular season and leads all players this postseason with 35 tackles, joinsPaul Posluszny(2013) andKevin Hardy(1999) as the only linebackers to be selected to the Pro Bowl in franchise history. Smith is one of four players to post at least 35 tackles in a single postseason since 2000, and the first sinceNavarro Bowman(35) in 2013.

Second-year DEYannick Ngakouehas been selected to his first Pro Bowl. Ngakoue totaled 13.0 sacks this year, including the regular season and postseason, and his seven forced fumbles were the most in the league this year. Ngakoue joinsCalais Campbell(2017) andTony Brackens(1999) as the only defensive ends to be named to the Pro Bowl in franchise history. Four of Ngakoue's seven sack-fumbles this season were returned for TDs. Ngakoue scored his first career TD with a 67-yard fumble recovery in Week 17 at Tennessee. In 35 career games, he has totaled 21.0 sacks and 11 forced fumbles. His 11 forced fumbles are the most by a player 22 years old or younger since 2000.

Since OwnerShad Khanpurchased the Jaguars in 2012, the team has now had eight players named to the Pro Bowl, including LBPaul Poslusznyin 2013 and WRAllen Robinsonin 2015.

Doug Marronehas coached 13 players to 18 Pro Bowl selections during his 12 years as an offensive line coach (only offensive linemen), offensive coordinator (only offensive players) or head coach (all players).

Players for the game were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counted one-third toward determining the 88 all-star players who were 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. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, will be televised live from Orlando's Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

Tickets to the game start at $45 and are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year's sold-out event - the Pro Bowl's first time in Orlando - featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.



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