Eric Berry, Tyreek Hill among four Chiefs headed to Pro Bowl

Sept. 25, 2015; Kansas City, MO: Chiefs safety Eric Berry during pregame introductions against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Eric Berry, Tyreek Hill among four Chiefs headed to Pro Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry won selection to this fifth NFL Pro Bowl, and one of his fellow teammates will be rookie wide receiver and return specialist Tyreek Hill.

Berry and Hill along with cornerback Marcus Peters and tight end Travis Kelce will represent the Chiefs in the annual postseason all-star game. Peters and Kelce earned their second Pro Bowl nods.

Hill is one of three rookies named to the Pro Bowl, along with Dallas first-year running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott. He made the team as the AFC return specialist.

Five teams have more Pro Bowl picks than the Chiefs. The Oakland Raiders led the league with seven selections, followed by the Atlanta Falcons with six. The Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers each have five.

Former Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez will serve as one of the 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, along with former NFL stars Jerome Bettis, Ray Lewis and Charles Woodson.

This season’s Pro Bowl kicks off Jan. 29 in Orlando, Fla., and features a return to the AFC versus NFC format after a three-year “fantasy draft” rosters.


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