Two Houston Texans were named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday.
Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins were selected to play in the game set for Jan. 28, 2018, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. It is the second Pro Bowl selection for both Clowney and Hopkins.
This year, Clowney has set single-season career-highs in sacks with 9, tackles for loss with 20, quarterback hits with 20, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. His 20 tackles for loss are the most in the AFC and second-most in the NFL.
Clowney had posted two games with five or more tackles, two or more sacks and three or more tacjles for loss this season – the only NFL player with two such games this year. He also ranks third in the league in fumble return yards with 71 and is tied for eighth in the NFL in defensive fumble recoveries with two.
Hopkins this season has recorded 92 receptions for 1,313 yards and set a single-season franchise record 12 touchdowns on 168 targets. Hopkins is the second-youngest and one of six players in the league to post those numbers in NFL history.
Hopkins ranks first in the league in targets. He is ranked tied for fourth in the NFL in receptions, second in receiving yards, first in receiving touchdowns and second in receiving first downs with 66.
Hopkins has posted an NFL-best 11 games with 70 or more receiving yards and a league-best nine games with seven or more receptions. He’s caught a touchdown in a league-high and franchise-record nine different games this season and has five games with more than 100 yards receiving.
Clowney and Hopkins’ selections mark the 14th consecutive season in which the Texans have had at least one player elected to the Pro Bowl.