T Duane Brown selected to fourth Pro Bowl

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ORLANDO – Tackle Duane Brown is currently in Orlando preparing for Sunday’s AFC-NFC Pro Bowl as a member of the NFC squad. Brown was selected earlier this week as a replacement for Philadelphia’s Lane Johnson, who is preparing for Super Bowl LII. Sunday’s game will mark Brown’s fourth Pro Bowl appearance and his first with the NFC representing the Seahawks. He made three straight AFC teams with Houston (2012-14).

The 2018 Pro Bowl game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET on January 28 at Camping World Stadium and the will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

Brown played nine games during the 2017 season for Seattle after being traded from Houston prior to trade deadline. The former Tech standout is among seven Seahawks selected to the Pro Bowl this season. He’s the first Seattle offensive lineman to earn that distinction since Max Unger did it in 2013.

Brown, 32, brought not just talent, but also experience to a young Seahawks line after joining the team in Week 9, and the Seahawks are expecting even more out of him in 2018 with a full offseason and training camp with the team. Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll said Brown’s leadership will be “an instrumental factor… The expertise that Duane Brown brings to us is extraordinary, and we need it.”

A four-year letterman for Tech from 2004-07, he played in 53 career games (40 starts) with the Hokies under Frank Beamer as the squad compiled a 42-11 overall record and claimed a pair of ACC titles. The 12-year NFL veteran entered the league as a first-round pick (26th overall) of Houston in 2008. He came to Blacksburg after a stellar prep career at Richmond’s Hermitage High School.

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