Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, linebackers Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, safety Eric Berry made the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster despite being on a 2-13 team. Punter Dustin Colquitt also made the roster. No Rams made the NFC roster, but former Tigers Justin Smith and Aldon Smith of the 49ers were named starters. In fact, San Francisco had the most players voted on with nine including six on defense.
Berry and Hali have been designated Pro Bowl starters. This season, Berry has started all 15 contests for the club, recording 80 tackles (68 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, one interception and 10 passes defended.
Hali has recorded 9.0 sacks (-57.0 yards) to go with 49 tackles (41 solo), 14 QB pressures, two passes defensed and one forced fumble in 14 games in 2012. Hali has recorded two multi-sack games in 2012, bringing his career total to 14 contests with multiple sacks.
Charles has played in all 15 games (14 starts) in 2012, recording 1,456 yards on 271 carries (5.4 avg.) with five rushing touchdowns. He has caught 34 passes for 222 yards (6.5 avg.), with one receiving touchdown. Charles currently leads the AFC in rushing yards (1,456) and yards from scrimmage (1,678). He has recorded two 200-plus yard rushing performances this season, including a 233-yard game at New Orleans (9/23) and a 226-yard effort vs. Indianapolis (12/23).
Colquitt (6-3, 210) set a single-season franchise record with 42 punts inside the 20-yard line, heading into Week 17 and is now tied for second place in NFL history for most punts inside the 20-yard line in a single season behind Arizona P Dave Zastudil’s 2012 mark of 44.
Johnson leads the team in tackles for the third-straight year with 119 tackles (104 solo), heading into the final week of the season, one year after setting the franchise’s single-season tackle record with 179 tackles (126 solo) and earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl.