By: Hays Carlyon
Make it two-for-two: Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell is returning to the Pro Bowl. The 11th-year veteran was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Monday when Houston defensive end J.J. Watt pulled out because of injury.
Campbell has made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with the Jaguars. This is his fourth overall appearance.
Campbell finished this season with 72 tackles (53 solo), including 20 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He also added 22 QB hits, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my family, the Jaguars organization, my teammates, my coaches and all of our incredible fans at this year’s Pro Bowl,” Campbell said in a statement.
“Although this season didn’t go as any of us had planned, the Pro Bowl provides one final opportunity to throw on the pads and lace up the cleats before turning the page to a new chapter. I’m grateful to be returning to Jacksonville for the 2019 season and I know that we have the people and the mentality to get this turned around and bring playoff football back to Duval County.”
For his career, Campbell has totaled 631 tackles (474 solo), 141 tackles for loss, 81.5 sacks, 47 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey will join Campbell as the team’s Pro Bowl representatives in Orlando.
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