Watt, Foster headed to Pro Bowl

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster and DE J.J. Watt were named to the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Houston will send Foster and Watt to Glendale, Ariz. for the League's feature of the best players on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2014. This marks the 11th consecutive season that the Texans have had at least one player elected to the Pro Bowl.

Foster will be making his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl after bouncing back from an injury-plagued 2013 season. He is currently ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,223 yards rushing, despite missing three games this season.

Foster has seven 100-yard rushing games and eight rushing touchdowns and is averaging 4.8 yards

per carry. In addition to his rushing total, he has 37 catches for 317 yards and a career-best four touchdown receptions and threw his first career touchdown pass against Baltimore in Week 16. Foster is over 1,500 scrimmage yards for the fourth time in his career.

Watt is making his third-straight Pro Bowl appearance after contributing on both sides of the ball, scoring three receiving touchdowns, an interception return touchdown and a fumble return touchdown. Watt is the first defensive linemen since Chicago Bears DE Connie Mack Berry in 1944 to have at least five touchdowns in a season and the first player since Chicago Bears DB J.C. Caroline in 1956 to score multiple touchdowns on offense and defense in the same season.

Watt has 72 tackles, 17.5 sacks for 120 yards, 25 tackles for loss, 47 quarterback hits, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, a blocked extra point and two defensive touchdowns. Watt is the league leader in quarterback hits, tackles for loss and fumble recoveries, and is second in the league in sacks.

Texans TDuane Brown, WR DeAndre Hopkins and C Chris Myerswere named as alternates.

The 2015 Pro Bowl teams will be determined through the Pro Bowl Draft held on Wednesday, January 21. Pro Football Hall of Famers Chris Carter and Michael Irvin will serve as alumni captains, choosing the two rosters.

Houston Texans in the Pro Bowl

Player                        

Pos

Season

Career Selections

Arian Foster

RB

2014

Fourth

J.J. Watt

DE

2014

Third

Andre Johnson

WR

2013

Seventh

J.J. Watt

DE

2013

Second

Duane Brown*

T

2012

First

Arian Foster*

RB

2012

Third

Andre Johnson*

WR

2012

Sixth

Johnathan Joseph*

CB

2012

Second

Chris Myers

C

2012

Second

Matt Schaub

QB

2012

Second

Wade Smith

G

2012

First

J.J. Watt*

DE

2012

First

Arian Foster

RB

2011

Second

Johnathan Joseph

CB

2011

First

Chris Myers

C

2011

First

Antonio Smith

DE

2011

First

Arian Foster

RB

2010

First

Andre Johnson*

WR

2010

Fifth

Vonta Leach*

FB

2010

First

Matt Schaub*#

QB

2009

First

Brian Cushing

LB

2009

First

Andre Johnson*

WR

2009

Fourth

DeMeco Ryans

LB

2009

Second

Mario Williams

DE

2009

Second

Owen Daniels

TE

2008

First

Andre Johnson*      

WR

2008    

Third

Mario Williams*      

DE

2008

First

DeMeco Ryans*       

LB

2007

First

Andre Johnson*      

WR

2006

Second

Jerome Mathis  

WR

2005

First

Andre Johnson          

WR

2004

First

Aaron Glenn*           

CB

2002

Third

Gary Walker*           

DE

2002

Second

  • denotes Pro Bowl starter

    denotes Pro Bowl MVP

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