HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt have been selected to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl.
For Watt, this will be his fourth straight trip to the NFL's version of an All-Star Game. The defensive end is currently tied for second in the league with 13.5 sacks.
“It’s an honor to be selected by coaches, players and fans," Watt said in a Texans press release. "It is always humbling to be considered among the elite players in your sport.”
This marks Hopkins' first trip to the Pro Bowl. Last season, the wideout was an alternate. Hopkins is currently tied for fourth in the league with 97 receptions and is fourth with 1,315 receiving yards. Hopkins is also tied for seventh among league with 10 receiving touchdowns.
“It means a lot to me," Hopkins said in a release. "It’s an individual achievement but also, it’s really a team achievement as well because without my teammates, I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do on the field. My offensive line, they hold up for me to make those catches that I make. My quarterbacks, they give me the chance to make those plays. It means a lot. I feel like it’s a team achievement also.”
Left tackle Duane Brown will be a Pro Bowl alternate. The 2016 Pro Bowl will be held on January 31 in Hawaii.