Former Fort Bend Bush star and current Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung is heading back to the Pro Bowl in Orlando as announced by the team on Monday.
.@RussellOkung named to the 2018 Pro Bowl.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 22, 2018
Okung is an injury replacement for Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn. It is the first trip back to the Pro Bowl since 2013 when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
“It’s such an honor to play in the Pro Bowl and continue to do what I love to do,” Okung said in a press release. “I look forward to joining my fellow Chargers teammates in playing against some of the best players in the league.”
Okung was part of a strong offensive line that gave up the fewest sacks in the NFL (18) in 2017.
“I thought Russell Okung did a really solid job for us at left tackle,” Los Angeles Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said in a release. “He was a rock for us there; a team leader. He protected Philip’s blind side and was just really reliable for us.”
The Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday in Orlando, Florida.
Tony Venegas is an assistant editor with TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the El Paso region and collegiate and professional football throughout the state. Follow him on Twitter,@advenegas, and read more of his content here.
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