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Reshad Jones Named Pro Bowl Starter

Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones was named a 2018 Pro Bowl starter for the AFC team it was announced Tuesday by the NFL.

It is the second Pro Bowl selection for the eight-year veteran, who has recorded 99 tackles (76 solo), a half-sack, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and four passes defensed this season. Jones’ 99 tackles lead all AFC safeties this year.

A 2010 fifth-round pick by the Dolphins, Jones has had a productive career in Miami. Proving himself to be one of the team’s top defenders back in 2012, Jones has lived up to the 4-year, $29.2 million contract he signed back in 2013 and the 5-year, $60 million contract extension he inked back in March.

In 2015, Jones became the first safety in NFL history to record 125 tackles (135 total), 10 pass deflections, five interceptions, two sacks, and two defensive touchdowns. The University of Georgia alum was voted No. 64 on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

This year, Jones is the only player in the NFL to return two fumbles for touchdowns.

Jones’ selection extends Miami’s streak to 20 consecutive seasons with a defensive player elected to the Pro Bowl. Miami has had at least one representative in the Pro Bowl in all but two seasons of the team’s 50-year history. The only seasons in which the Dolphins did not have a Pro Bowl representative were following the 1980 and 1997 seasons.

This year’s Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3 p.m. ET, will once again take place in Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 28, and be televised live on ESPN.

J.T. Wilcox
J.T. Wilcox is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked in South Florida for more than a decade. He authors "The Bald Predictions" blog and "The Baldcast" podcast.

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