NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Think what you will of the Pro Bowl’s relevancy or the seemingly arbitrary ways players are selected to it, making three in a row is an honor no one can dismiss.
That’s what it will be for Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker after news broke Tuesday, per the team’s website, that the 33-year old would serve as an alternate selection in the NFL’s All-Star game on January 28th in Orlando, Fla. Walker will take the place of Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce, who withdrew due to an injury after being voted in on the initial ballot.
Walker just concluded his twelfth campaign as a pro and his fifth season in Tennessee. The former sixth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers led the Titans in catches (74) and receiving yards (807) and hauled in three touchdowns on the year.
Punter Brett Kern, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and left tackle Taylor Lewan were also named to this year’s Pro Bowl to represent Tennessee on the AFC’s squad.
The 2018 Pro Bowl will return to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium and feature the best 88 NFL players who are not competing in this year’s Super Bowl or who have chosen to withdraw from the event for various reasons. The week of events will begin on Tuesday, January 23rd and will include activities such as the NFL Flag Championships, the Pro Bowl Skill Showdown, NFL Play 60 events and free access to the AFC and NFC practices.
The week will conclude with the Pro Bowl game Sunday, January 28th airing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN and ABC at 3:00 PM ET.