The NFL’s Pro Bowl kicks off this Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPN and three former Kentucky Wildcats will be in participation.
New Orleans’ Larry Warford, Green Bay’s Za’Darius Smith, and Jacksonville’s Josh Allen are all down in Orlando, Fl as we speak, preparing for the weekend’s festivities. But before they can take the field on national television, we’ve been granted a closer look at what a couple of them have been up to in the meantime.
The Jaguars Twitter account had Allen mic’d up for the Pro Bowl practice earlier on Friday. The Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate and first-time All-Star goes through some light drills, talks to his fellow Pro Bowlers, and drops some trash talk along the way.
"I'm trying to win the MVP though."
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) January 24, 2020
Meanwhile, the Packers posted a couple of videos featuring another first time Pro Bowler, Za’Darius Smith, who was helping out the community – handing out free school supplies and book bags.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 24, 2020
Allen became the first rookie in Jacksonville’s franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl. He finished the season with 44 tackles (11 of them for loss), a rookie-leading 10.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles while appearing in all 16 games.
As for Smith, the fifth-year defensive end led the NFL in both quarterback hits (37) and total pressures (93) for the Packers in addition to his 55 tackles and team-high 13.5 sacks.