Defensive lineman Calais Campbell has been selected to his fifth-career and third-consecutive Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today.
Jacksonville’s list also includes several alternates including, kicker Josh Lambo (first alternate), running back Leonard Fournette (second alternate), defensive end Josh Allen (second alternate), punter Logan Cooke (third alternated) and wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. (third alternate).
Campbell has excelled in his time in Jacksonville since signing with the team in free agency in 2017. Since 2017, Campbell has accumulated 192 tackles (136 solo), 31.5 sacks, 44 tackles for loss, and 73 quarterback hits. Thus far this season, Campbell has accounted for 53 tackles (36 solo), 6.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.
Campbell was also recently nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Player of the Year award given to a player who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer and charity work as well as excellence off the field.
The three-time is one of five other Jaguars players who have been selected to three or more Pro Bowls with the club including, former tackle Tony Boselli (5), former wide receiver Jimmy Smith (five), former defensive tackle Marcus Stroud (3), former running back Maurice Jones-Drew (three) and former quarterback Mark Brunell (3).
In a release by the team, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stated this about Campbell and what he brings to the team:
“Calais means so much more to the NFL than being a great player on the field each and every Sunday ... As a tenured veteran, Calais has made an impact everywhere he’s been during his football career, both inside the organizations he’s played for with his teammates, coaches and the staff, as well as in the community with his neighbors. With every second of free time, it seems like he’s always out in the city looking for a way to give back and make a difference. I’m honored to have had the privilege to coach a player and a man like Calais Campbell.”
Even in a disappointing season, the Jaguars will be represented by at least one player — potentially more —, for the third-straight season . Any of the Jaguars alternates are deserving of a nod, especially Lambo who has made 28/29 (96.6) of his field goals thus far this season.
The 2020 Pro Bowl will air on January 26th at 3 p.m. EST., on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD.