BUCCANEERS LB KWON ALEXANDER NAMED TO PRO BOWL
The National Football League today announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander has been added to the 2018 NFC Pro Bowl roster. Alexander will replace Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who will not participate due to injury.
This season, Alexander ranked second on the Buccaneers in tackles, with 97, while tying for the team lead in interceptions, with three. Alexander’s three interceptions tied for the most by any linebacker in the NFL this season and he was one of only five players in the league to record at least 95 tackles and three interceptions (also Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones, Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly, Buffalo cornerback Jordan Poyer and Jacksonville linebacker Telvin Smith). Since entering the league in 2015, Alexander is the only player in the NFL to record at least 300 tackles, 6.0 sacks and six interceptions.
This is Alexander’s first Pro Bowl appearance. He is the seventh linebacker in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks (1997-2006, 2008), Lavonte David (2015), Hugh Green (1982-83), David Lewis (1980), Hardy Nickerson (1993, 1996-99) and Shelton Quarles (2002). Alexander will join Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on the 2018 Pro Bowl roster.
The 2018 Pro Bowl will be played at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. For the most up-to-date Buccaneers information, visit media.buccaneers.com.