Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward tapped for 2019 Pro Bowl

Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward tapped for 2019 Pro Bowl
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) plays against Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Chris Clark (74) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Source: Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and cornerback Denzel Ward have been voted to the 2019 Pro Bowl.

Additionally, offensive guard Joel Bitonio (first), running back Nick Chubb (second), punter Britton Colquitt (second), wide receiver Jarvis Landry (third), quarterback Baker Mayfield (fourth) and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (fourth) were named as alternates, according to Browns' spokesman Dan Murphy.

Ward, the fourth overall selection of the 2018 draft, has snagged three interceptions, amassed 48 tackles and grabbed two fumbles in 12 games this season.

He is the sixth Browns rookie to be named to the Pro Bowl and first since offensive tackle Joe Thomas in 2007. Ward was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 5 and has been voted NFL Rookie of the Week twice (Week 1 and Week 5).

“I’m proud that I am able to represent the city of Cleveland at the Pro Bowl,” said Ward. “There are so many great players who have made the Pro Bowl in this team’s history and to be included with them is an honor. I want to thank all my coaches, teammates and fans for helping make this happen.”

The first overall pick in 2017, Garrett has recorded 12.5 sacks, 38 tackles and three forced fumbles this year. His 12.5 sacks are the third-most by a Brown in a single-season and currently ranks tied for sixth-most in the NFL this year.

Garrett is the first Browns defensive end to make the Pro Bowl since Rob Burnett in 1995.

“I’m honored to be selected to the Pro Bowl,” said Garrett. “I especially want to thank the fans for all the support that they show our team. Football is a team game and you can’t do it on your own. I’m happy to be able to share this experience with Denzel because this honor is really a testament to our entire defense.”

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