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3 Cleveland Browns named to Pro Bowl

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 20:06:00-05

CLEVELAND — Three Cleveland Browns are headed to the Pro Bowl.

Guard Joel Bitonio, running back Nick Chubb and defensive end Myles Garrett has been voted to the bowl.

Bitonio and Garrett were selected as starters for the team.

Players are selected by fans, players, and coaches.

Bitonio is the longest-tenured member of the Browns and has been in the last three Pro Bowls.

He is the first Browns guard to be selected three consecutive times since Hall of Famer Gene Hickerson in the 60s.

Bitonio anchors a Browns offensive line that has helped the Browns rank among the league leaders in rushes for 10-plus yards, rushing yards, and fewest sacks allowed.

“It’s always an honor and a humbling experience when you’re recognized by your peers, NFL coaches and the fans,” Bitonio said. “The Pro Bowl really is a team honor, especially for a lineman, and I know I wouldn’t have got this recognition without everyone else on the offensive line, everyone in that huddle and all of my teammates. I also want to thank the great fans of Cleveland who voted us.”

Despite missing four games this season, Chubb ranks fifth in the NFL with 931 rushing yards and tied for sixth with 10 rushing touchdowns.

He currently ranks second in the league with 11 rushes of 20-plus yards and he’s fourth in the NFL with 30 carries for 10 or more yards.

Chubb, who was named to his first Pro Bowl last year, is the first Browns running back named to the Pro Bowl in consecutive season since Mike Pruitt in 1980-81.

“I’m really happy for Myles and Joel,” said Chubb. “Everyone on the team plays a part in people being named to the Pro Bowl and I know we have lots of guys on our team that are deserving of this honor. For me, it’s all about the team, not individual honors. All of our goals are still out there in front of us and that’s what we are focused on.”

Garrett ranks among the league leaders in strip-sacks, fumble recoveries, forced fumbles, and sacks (tied for fifth with 11).

He was also named the Browns 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year.

“This Pro Bowl nod means so much more than an individual accolade,” said Garrett. “This is due to the collective efforts of the Cleveland Browns organization and the city itself. The hard work and sacrifice of our frontline workers, city officials and so many others allowed us the opportunity to play football in front of our deserving fans in 2020. I am incredibly honored to be representing the Browns and the City of Cleveland in the Pro Bowl for the second time. I can’t wait to see where our hard work takes us next.”