Tunsil named Pro Bowl starter

Jan 12, 2020; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (78) against the Kansas City Chiefs in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tunsil named Pro Bowl starter

This is the third Pro Bowl selection for Houston Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil, giving the team it’s first Pro Bowl player since 2020.

Tunsil has started every game for Houston this season, surrendering only one sack the entire year. He is one of only four tackles in the league to have allowed fewer than two sacks, with teammate Tytus Howard, Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Terence Steele of the Dallas Cowboys. According to Pro Football Focus, Tunsil has a 91.3 pass-blocking grade, the highest in the NFL.

Tunsil has also helped rejuvenate the Texans rushing attack, clearing the way for rookie running back Dameon Pierce. Despite being out for the rest of the season, Pierce is first in rushing among all rookies, with 939 yards in 13 games. Pierce’s total is the third-best among rookies in franchise history.

Tunsil is the Texans’ first Pro Bowl starter since 2020, when both he and former quarterback Deshaun Watson were named starters.

The Texans also have four alternates named for the Pro Bowl: Pierce, defensive end Jerry Hughes, kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn, and punter Cam Johnston.

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