The NFLSU Brand is alive and well as four of your former Tigers were voted to the NFL’s Pro Bowl.
Jamal Adams (third selection), Justin Jefferson (first selection), Tyrann Mathieu (second selection) and Tre’Davious White (second selection) were all voted to the Pro Bowl, with Mathieu and White being named starters.
Despite playing only 10 games, Adams has amassed 72 tackles and 9.5 sacks, a record for the most in a season by a defensive back. It’s Adams’ third straight Pro Bowl and first with the Seattle Seahawks.
Jefferson is only one of two rookies to be voted to the Pro Bowl, the other being Washington’s Chase Young. Jefferson joins an impressive list of receivers to make the Pro Bowl in their rookie year since 1998: Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin, AJ Green, Odell Beckham Jr. and Amari Cooper. Jefferson has 73 catches for 1,182 yards (eighth in the NFL) and seven touchdowns. He needs 196 more yards to break the rookie record set by Boldin in 2003.
Mathieu has been a key cog in Kansas City’s Super Bowl defense. Mathieu has 61 tackles, nine pass breakups, six interceptions one of which was returned for a touchdown. He also has three tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback hits.
White is coming off an All-Pro season in 2019 and hasn’t disappointed in 2020. He leads the Bills in with three interceptions and 11 passes defensed. He also has 1.5 sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a pair. White has played a large part in Buffalo winning its first AFC East title in 25 years.
The Pro Bowl will look a little different this year. There won’t actually be a game, instead it will be a series of matchups on Madden NFL 21 with the rosters comprised of the players voted to the 2021 Pro Bowl. Current and former players, celebrities and streamers will use the rosters over a weeklong event that can be viewed on a multitude of platforms.