Hawks in the NFL: Pro Bowl

By Courtney Baumann on January 29, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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George Kittle, Of Course

The Pro Bowl: everyone's favorite week of the NFL! 

Kidding. 

It definitely is more fun, though, when former Hawkeyes make their presence known like George Kittle did (and has done all season). Kittle caught five passes — the most out of any receiver in the game — for 39 yards. It wasn't enough to help the NFC to victory, though, as the team lost 26-7 to the AFC. 

The first-time Pro Bowler had his fun off the field, too. 

He also upped his fashion game for the weekend. 

Kittle received some well-deserved praise from Jason Witten, who was commentating the game. 

"It was a huge year for him," the former Dallas Cowboys tight end said. "I think early on, people were like, 'OK, they're beat up and they're not going to have this type of season.' And he never gave up. He is a really good football player. He understands [head coach] Kyle Shanahan's system. He runs underneath, the play action.

"It's an art. There's an art to it, as a tight end, to play in that system. He's physical as a tight end. Not only in the passing game, but in run blocking as well."

Marshal Yanda participated in his seventh Pro Bowl. His favorite part of this year's was Disney World. 

Casey Kreiter was a late pickup for the NFC team, earning a spot for the first time in his career. The Broncos long snapper made sure to show off some hometown, DeWitt pride during the game.

Speaking of the Broncos, Josey Jewell was selected by Bleacher Report to be their breakout star in 2019. 

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