The Houston Texans currently have three players headed to the Pro Bowl as long snapper Jon Weeks is set to join DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt
For Watt, this is his fourth appointment whereas Hopkins is a first-timer like Weeks. Watt finished the season with 76 tackles and 17.5 sacks. Hopkins had a breakout season as he finished with 111 receptions for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdown receptions.
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For long snappers, like Weeks, they often go without recognition, which in their line of work means they’re doing things right. The Texans long snapper handled snaps on punts, field goals and all extra points and was selected by Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to join his staff.
To go along with his work as a snapper, Weeks also recorded eight tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.
The snapper’s are one of the positions designated as a “need” player, which the coach picks themselves.
The Texans have tackle Duane Brown as an alternate for the Pro Bowl as well.